DOWN THE TUBE: THE NORTHERN LINE
by Carole Blacher and Judy Worham
Two bosom buddies from Kent
To travel expressed their intent
Not for them the Great Wall
Or treks in Nepal
On a Northern Line jaunt they both went
Who travels the Northern Line at leisure? Who gets off at every single station in order to experience it in all its glory? We did. We boldly went where Baedeker and the Lonely Planet had not gone before. With three Finchleys, three Claphams, two Tootings and two branches passing through central London, this was an adventure of truly epic proportions.
Fugitives from the administrative excesses of Further Education, Shakespeare loving foodie, Judy, and lateral thinking psychologist, Carole went underground. Close friends and co-authors of the college’s unofficial satirical staff magazine, Rant – our antidote to the glossy brochure culture – we turned our whimsical attention to travel on a Freedom Pass.
- We blagged our way into the Oval cricket ground
- We searched in vain for Stalin’s tomb at Tuffnell Park
- We were fascinated by Finchley Central’s visit to the Stephen’s Ink Museum, surprising eh?
- Jeremy Bentham’s clothed skeleton at UCL was a ghoulish must
- We revelled in the past at The British Library Newspaper Store at Colindale
- We worshipped at the site of Mornington Crescent
- We witnessed the excitement of a storm drain at Tooting Broadway
- We behaved badly in the Cyber-dog shop at Camden
And so much more, including visiting the well known places: The Bank of England at Bank; the crypt of St. Martin’s at Charing Cross; Somerset House at Embankment, and The British Museum at Tottenham Court Road. This book is a cross between travelogue and a dialogue between friends, at times surreal, at times informative and enlightening, but always entertaining.
Available from 12th November, 2011 priced £7.50 plus postage and packaging from www.worblerpress.com
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