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Shoreditch

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ralph dorey said...

Is this the entrance to the old goods yard at the bottom of the highstreets? I used to enjoy how the old East London line ended at Shoreditch station, so overgrown unceremonious that it felt like you'd arrived at some village. Then you could head up to street level, walk past the continual rubbish bin fires at the edge of the park and back under the other railway line and over the one you'd just come in on to get to Cheshire Street and the market.

Later it seemed so fitting that this same under and over alley way was used in the film Children of Men to signify the end of London, and the beginning of the countryside.