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Fox

Member since Apr 2009 • Last active Sep 2020

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  • in COVID-19
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    Yeah but you're rich

  • in General
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    Hah, no, just intellectual curiosity really. I don't think I'm done yet, I want to know why it's empty and LVRPA reckon they adhere to local authority best practices, so they should be FOIable ;)

    Oh God, I didn't consider that possibility!

  • in COVID-19
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    I'm not advocating 'spoons to be clear, just how easy checking in at places is with the app.

  • in General
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    @dbr I've yet to do any research yet on the smaller neighbouring property you're interested in ;)

  • in General
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    The attached picture shows No. 1 and 2 in better - well, more Critally - days in 1955 and is courtesy of the London Metropolitan Archives.

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    Old. Connaught Pl, just off Lea Bridge Rd, near the Water Works

    Oh I never 'explained' this - not that it really needs an explanation. But No. 3 Connaught Close captured my interest because No. 1 and 2 Connaught Close have lost their original features but No. 3 still has them and doesn't appear on the Royal Mail postal database, so in a way doesn't exist.

    I wondered what the story was as my guess was that 1 and 2 are rented from Thames Water, so I bought a copy of the title deeds from the Land Registry which revealed that not only does it exist, but it's owned by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and was transferred to them - from Thames Water - on 12 January 1989, at which time a William Arthur Jacob and Caroline Irene Jacob were living in it.

    So no clue as to how long it's been empty or why it's empty, but I think by the vegetation a while but not since 1989.

    Anyway for anyone harbouring dreams of buying it and doing it up there's a restrictive covenant in the title which says:

    Except under an order of the registrar no disposition by
    the proprietor of the land is to be registered unless made in
    accordance with the Lee Valley Regional Park Act 1966 or some other Act
    or Authority.

    Which may explain why they've not sold it.

  • in General
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    Either way I've got to admire the superb detective work demonstrated by @oat44

    Less MacGuffin, more MacGyver.

  • in COVID-19
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    Have you done it? It's super quick and easy. You just open the app and scan the barcode, takes a few seconds...

    Edit: Oh maybe you meant not wanting to be tracked and traced just because you wanted a quick piss? That would make sense.

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    if you search for the sentence he c&p'ed you get the British History Online page about Wanstead

    I spotted that but the pond is in Snaresbrook not Wanstead so I didn't really see how that helped...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    This is one of the most stressful things I've ever done.

    Yup. Good work on the progress though. You've had all the internet/AV/etc. cables run before getting that plasterboard up, right? ;)

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