Sentimental Journey

 

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The etching above is by Edward Bawden and shows Liverpool Street Station in the 1930’s.

This station means a lot to me, because I grew up in Essex and it was the way in to London. We would come to London for treats like visits to Hamleys or maybe a musical like the Pajama Game or a Pantomime. The station then was very dirty and smelt of smoke / oil / and the surrounding factories of the East End. Now the station is bright and full of shops and coffee places, but the fantastic iron structure of the original building is still in place. I was early for my train so I went to say hello to the memorial to the children of the Kindertransport, and feel lucky to be able to travel where I want to and to go home again.

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About northoneartist

I live in London, I can see the top of the Shard from my window. I like making things and I mainly produce paintings which I exhibit and sell if the right person comes along!
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3 Responses to Sentimental Journey

  1. Jo says:

    I do love Edward Bawden’s work, not seen this one before. Not sure about the statue, there are others in, I think, Gdansk and Berlin and Holland. Bit too sentimental for me but I’m really glad the event’s been commemorated.

  2. I endorse your sentiment Jill. We all travel without thinking twice about it now and it’s too easy to forget that it was impossible for some of our parents/grandparents to do that.

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