"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Another idiosyncratic piece of British life falls victim to the corporate machine

Oxford's Castle Mill boatyard is evicted. Bah - something authentic and interesting gets traded in for some more jerry built "luxury" flats. A plague on British Waterways (In this instance anyway - they've made a pretty good job of the Forth and Clyde canal).


Tom said...

Yes, this has been threatened for a long time but has obviously come to a head now. What a terrible shame. It's places like the boat yard that stop Oxford from becoming yet another expensive, bland and smug part of the South East. This country really is in danger of losing everything that made it beautiful and interesting.

John said...

Hey we're getting google ads for narrowboat toilets!