Fullwell Cross library (pictured) is an atmospheric place with its own unique and peace-inducing odour and a particular quality of light (although inside things get a bit strange – there’s a section for ‘Computers / Paranormal’ and the staff seem to communicate without words).
Next to it is the newly refurbished swimming pool (one of two in the borough) where Matt, Neil, Brian etc learned to swim.
So Redbridge Council, if you’re thinking about knocking them down forget it. There’ll be no need for a £50k feasibility study – it’s incompatible with regeneration. And hands of fairlop oak junior, too.
Walking away from the high street the skies are big over Fullwell Avenue. One reason for this is that the trees are young. Why? What happened to the old trees?
Photograph: Fullwell Cross Library by Nicobobinus on Flickr.