Dalston

In the intervals of hospital visiting, I thought I would go on an expedition to Dalston.   As I emerged from the station, I was pleased to spot the old Reeves’ Colour Works, opened in 1868 when Reeves was expanding its exports into South America and developing cheap paints for use in schools:-

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I wandered the streets up to St. Mark’s, Dalston, spotting the residue of Dalston’s Victorian past:-

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St. Mark’s itself is a stately Victorian church with an elaborate gothic tower designed in the late 1870s:-

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I had never been to Ridley Road Market, which, as Broadway Market has gentrified, is one of the best of the London street markets, full of fish and offal:-

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This is the church of St. Jude and St. Paul in Mildmay Grove:-

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And these are the porches up the road:-

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By now, I realised that I had strayed into the purlieus of Newington Green, where there was a trattoria for breakfast and the houses have been gentrified:-

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One thought on “Dalston

  1. Jane Wainwright says:

    Dear Charles,
    Reeve’s paint factory now houses the Arcola Theatre. A good example of building reuse. I have seen several excellent productions there. A short 38 bus ride from me.
    Best wishes,
    Jane

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