Tuesday, 16 June 2015

An Urban Wander around Islington, London N1 (part 2)

Hot(ish) on the heels of my Psychogeography inspired first installment of an Urban Wander around Islington, is part two. First up, we have a couple of pictures of the former entrance and exit to Highbury Station. The station itself is still used, but this entrance is no longer in use itself, although has been refurbished over the past few years from the crumbling mess it once was. Also, as I was posting this, I noticed the interesting looking dome to the left-hand side of the station. Not sure what that is though.


Disused entrance to Highbury Station
Disused entrance to Highbury Station

Disused entrance to and exit from Highbury Station
Disused entrance to and exit from Highbury Station

I assume at one time these houses towards the end of Calabria Road were all shops of some.

Calabria Road, Islington, London N1
Calabria Road, Islington, London N1

Calabria Road, Islington, London N1
Calabria Road, Islington, London N1

I suspect this coffee shop is a real little gem, but alas we did not have time to sample its wares. Maybe another time perhaps.

Little Gem Coffee Shop, Corsica Street, Islington, London N1
Little Gem Coffee Shop, Corsica Street, Islington, London N1

An unusual ghost sign, displaying nothing more than the street name and number.

55 CORSICA ST. 55

Ghost sign, Corsica Street, Islington, London N1
Ghost sign, Corsica Street, Islington, London N1

Ghost sign, Corsica Street, Islington, London N1
Ghost sign, Corsica Street, Islington, London N1

Not as ornate as many utility buildings I've come across, but there is still something about this electricity substation that appeals to me.

Islington Electricity Department building, Islington, London N1
Islington Electricity Department building, Islington, London N1

A former pub, the Old Parr's Head, now home to various clothes shops, which I suspect do not offer luncheons daily.

Ghost sign for former pub, Islington, London N1
Ghost sign for former pub, Islington, London N1

Curiously the same building also has the signage

BARCLAY PERKINS & CO LTD

Ghost sign for former pub, Islington, London N1
Ghost sign for former pub, Islington, London N1

Ghost sign for former pub, Islington, London N1
Ghost sign for former pub, Islington, London N1

And finally on this installment we have a most impressive old sign 

ESTABLISHED 1850
P.B.SPOONER & G.A.BUSHMAN.
M.R.C.V.S.
VETERINARY SURGEONS
AND AT 18, HOLLOWAY ROAD.

Ghost sign for Veterinary Surgeons, Islington, London N1
Ghost sign for Veterinary Surgeons, Islington, London N1

Part three to follow soon ... hopefully.

    

1 comment:

  1. There's some older pictures of the Highbury station entrance here http://www.abandonedstations.org.uk/Highbury_station.html

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...