|We skirted by the college entrance|
It's something over 5 years since The Capel Manor 'graduation ceremony' and about seven and a half since my initial visit to the Gunnersbury campus to find out about a Horticulture course so much to reflect on.
We'd not seen each other for a long time but it is interesting how easy it was to resume a 'conversation' after such a long break and to recall the ups and downs of studies into horticulture.
It looks like there are big plans afoot for the Park that the college sits in with funding granted but it was sad to see that the trees we had planted in Year 2 of our course had gone.
It is not only Sid James that lived in the Ealing and Acton border area, across the road from Sid's old home is another plaque
Nicholas Parson's who has just published a book about the long running Radio 4 comedy Quiz show he hosts 'Just a Minute'' worked as a straight man to a comedy partner in the 1960s.
The guy he worked with was called Arthur Haynes - he failed to reach the heights that had been expected for him and died (young) in 1966.
Haynes lived (and died) in Gunnersbury Avenue.
|What was Arthur's rather splendid looking House|
Also in Gunnersbury Lane away from humour is the North Korean embassy which hit the headlines a couple of years back.
It seems there's still issues around the abuse of diplomatic privileges there too.
|Yes, strangely it's an embassy for the North Koreans and it's on The North Circular Road|