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oat44

Member since May 2011 • Last active Oct 2022
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    Found it. I'm very tired now, what an idiot I am

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    I think you may be right with Deptford, but the pla didn't go there. I'm going to have another go tonight, then admit defeat. Good challenge!

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    I got it from something in the background (!) but I now realise how easy the clue really is.

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    I'll take that.

    The first tag was the now doomed Cundy Street flats, built 1952, near Orange Square, Pimlico Road.
    The Queen Consort was living here in the early 70s, (in Stack House, the one pictured) when she was introduced to King Charles III who was then aged 21. He was a regular visitor.

    The second tag was an urn in Queens Sq, Bloomsbury. The two inscriptions were commissioned to celebrate the Queen's silver jubilee in 1977, one by Philip Larkin and the other by Ted Hughes.

    It was Larkin's one that Starmer quoted in his commemorative speech on Friday:

    In times when nothing stood
    But worsened or grew strange
    There was one constant good
    She did not change

    The other, by Hughes is more appropriate for cycle fans perhaps?

    A nation's a soul
    A soul is a wheel
    With a crown for a hub
    To keep it whole

    When Larkin submitted his, he sarcastically imagined what Hughes might offer and came up with this. Clearly not good friends then.

    The sky split apart in malice
    Stars rattled like pans on a shelf
    Crow shat on Buckingham Palace
    God pissed himself –

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    Sod it, choice of two tags, this one may be easier.
    Get either or both.

    Both have a connection to recent events, this one is more obvious, the first more oblique. Bonus points if you can find them.

    Edit: this one is the inscription at the foot of the urn, not the square itself

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    Old: Brickflats at Kynaston Avenue, Stoke Newington.

    New: more brick flats, these ones soon to be demolished, having received a Certificate of Immunity from Listing in 2018.

    Clue. Cun*y is one way to describe this

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    That's the one.
    It's the viaduct over St James Lane, Muswell Hill, previously the Highgate to Alexandra Palace branch line

    https://harringayonline.com/photo/st-jam­es-s-lane-viaduct-muswell-hill-1888

    Edit:
    https://www.parkland-walk.org.uk/history­

    The branch to Alexandra Palace followed in 1873 when the Peoples' Palace opened. The Palace burnt down two weeks later and the branch closed for two years during rebuilding

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    I forgot my lock - I was relying on people walking past it being distracted by the view in the other direction.

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    extra pics - I would not advise recreating the original pic :)

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    I got home and realised none of the pics showed everything I wanted, and, as it was quite a tricky photo to take, I didn't fancy going back and doing it all again!

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