26 November 2007
19 November 2007
18 November 2007
This is part of the mural overlooking the Ham Youth Club off Ashburnham Road. Like other murals locally, it was organised by the Save the World Club and was produced by local children and is in an area that used to be blighted by graffiti.
This is the Thames at the bottom of River Lane looking towards Richmond. The tide was so low it looked as though you could have walked across. This only happens in November when Richmond Lock is opened which allows the river to drain fully.
These are the detailed proposals by London's Arcadia for the revised planting of Great South Avenue between Sandy Lane and Ham Common. I do not like many of London's Arcadia's proposals for Ham as they tend to replace wilderness with formality (such as the hideous new footbridge by Ham House) and Great South Avenue has also been mismanaged in recent years (e.g. the short-lived barrier between the footpath and the bridle path), and these proposals seem to be more of the same. I like this path as it is and do not want to see it changed to the boring formality of Melancholy Walk.
10 November 2007
Hidden in Ham Lands, somewhere near Ham House, is the Ham and Petersham Rifle and Pistol Club. The main evidence that it is there is the two large walls at the end of the range (this is the second and the furthest away from the club) that stop any stray shots from reaching Riverside Drive.
This is Ham Lands in its Autumn glory. The picture is looking almost directly towards the footbridge at Teddington Lock and the path to it is just by the trees on the right-hand side of the picture.
The Palm Centre in Ham Street goes all the way back to Ham House. The two pillars behind the wall are to the garden gate at Ham House. There is no clue in Melancholy Walk that there is such an unusual shop on the other side of the wall.
This new fence is around the sports ground on Riverside Drive and is probably there to protect the new pavilion that has just be built to replace the one that was burned down.