Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tube strike and Money at 'River House' Hammersmith near a blue Plaque

Yesterday I had an appointment to present on Money matters in Hammersmith and feared that as a result of the London Underground strike my commute would not be a good one.
It seems that the latest London transport strike is a result (to an extent ) of the jockeying around succession to Bob Crow to head up the NUR as well as cuts to Booking Halls on the LT network.

Somewhat surprisingly the journey I took was a good one, the District Line was running a shuttle to West Kensington and although by the timer of my return around 4:00 pm the trains were getting crowded it was very manageable.

The main area of presenting on money for me so far has been Energy Best Deals as we move into Spring/Summer this particular area is removed from the schedule and today I had the chance to lead a discussion on the more general area of Managing Money.

The numbers who attend the Hammersmith and Fulham
River House
CAB presentations are often only in the single figures and yesterday was of this order too but the good thing was that those who did attend were engaged and brought something to the group.
River House is a really pleasant place with a good attitude from those there, it is interesting how venues and organisations vary - this I found had a welcoming and outgoing tone - you can find out more about it here.

Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson Plaque

The Plaque at The Dove
If you are in Hammersmith, just down the river from River House  (in the Chiswick direction) there's a fine old Fullers pub called The Dove, I noticed a blue plaque to Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson, who was a mover in the Arts and Crafts Movement of the 19th Century, despite being a barrister for some time he found  more agreeable work in Bookbinding and the influence of his type (as in printing not personality) lives on.

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