After a visit to the National Archives at Kew today, I decided to take a nostalgic No 65 bus back to Ealing Broadway; not before though I recorded the NA official Heron standing guard outside the building. The NA also have their own cormorant; I watched him swallow a sizeable fish quite whole last week.
Two things are extraordinary about Ealing: how much has changed, and how much hasn’t. So many buildings I remember from my youth are still there; so much else is different beyond belief.
Still, I have to record disappointment in Ealing Broadway; quite impossible to get a decent pint of beer there. I was forced to come back to Chelmsford to the Railway Tavern; now there’s a pub worth an hour-and-a-half’s train ride…
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