One family seems to be doing nicely out of the Olympics. Mrs Windsor's nephew made a profit out of selling Jubilee and Olympics commemorative items at £3,900 a throw. Mrs Windsor herself was awarded an Honorary BAFTA and was ludicrously described as the 'most memorable Bond girl yet'. The Olympic Park is, of course, named after a famous ship, the QEII. A further example of this interminable sycophancy is the renaming of another local park, Marsh Lane Fields, where the Manor Gardens Allotments were forcibly relocated, the instantly forgettable Leyton Jubilee Park.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 08/04/2013 - 16:56.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Mon, 06/08/2012 - 09:03.
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Anyone whose experience of ODA 'drop-in' style consultations has been one of bitter frustration and disappointment might enjoy letting this 2-hour recording play in the background.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Wed, 16/05/2012 - 19:49.
A short news item on the mystery of the Leyton Marshes invasion
Submitted by Charles Batsworth on Wed, 14/03/2012 - 14:58.
Just as London faces the threat of a fine from the IOC for exceeding pollution levels, which could also endanger particular events like the marathon, Tube Unions have rejected BoJo's pay deal which would cover the 2012 Games and allow for the Tube to run for longer during the event.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Wed, 27/04/2011 - 01:33.
Climate Camp 'Swoop'...solidarity with communities in East London displaced by the Olympics and fighting for a positive legacy
Climate Camp 'Swoop'..."to show our solidarity with communities in East London displaced by the Olympics and fighting for a positive legacy"
Wednesday 26th August 2009 outside Stratford station, fo
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Submitted by Martin Slavin on Thu, 27/09/2007 - 06:16.
- Lammas - or "Loaf Mass" : first fruits festival at start of harvest
- Lammas Land : land that is common land between Lammas Day in August and Lady Day in March
- Lammas common rights first granted locally by King Alfred in 895. But probably the system had operated before then.
Submitted by Rosemary Johnson on Fri, 09/02/2007 - 23:36.