Cycling Through Brentford

A Memory of Brentford

Cycling over Kew Bridge I turn left towards Brentford. I feel anticipation of passing through an interesting town. First on the left is the Gasworks. I get a liitle bit of soot in my eye. I pause at the big green gates and look in. Always something going on, and the smell was never to be forgoton. Opposite was a newsagents shop, this featured in a fifties black and white film. A trolleybus stops and a man gets off and crosses the road to go into the shop, what was he buying ? Ten woodbines perhaps. Presently on my right is the pawnbrokers, was it Ratenburys, anyway I stop and admire the wonderful bow fronted window. I turn right by the Beehive pub and head on towards Hanwell.

A memory shared by Nick Beard , on Jul 30th, 2013.

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