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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 158

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 158 I’m stuck in painting and decorating today…to express my joy at that, let’s visit Plaistow and this hardware store. The name is also fitting as the guy in my local bike shop thinks my name is Bernard and calls me Bernie.  I’m far too English to […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 156

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 156 Back to where it all started, well the production anyway.  This renowned French patisserie on Greek St is where I had my first meeting with  #1882Ltd – the manufacturers who have made the Fine Bone China Shops. Maison Bertaux was founded in 1871. Owned by sisters Michele and […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 155

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 155 TV fame today and the most renound fried chicken shop in the land?? @Channel4 #friedchickenshop in Clapham.  At the start of this whole project I derided the shops lower down on The Tower. Especially the Chicken Shops.  Having now really had a chance to think […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 154

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 154 Had a request today so we find ourselves in Broad Lane, Seven Sisters and Tony’s Dry Cleaners.  Apparently as well as cracking service he has a female mannequin in the shop that has been dressed the same for at least 4 years.  So here’s from […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 153

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 153 Willesden, got to be one of the best areas for shop frontage.  Take this beauty for example. Sticking with Hardware stores.  I wonder how long some of these shops will be around having just read this on wikipedia: In 2015, The Telegraph listed Willesden Green as one of their […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 152

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 152 Since we are fully into the build now of the actual Tower structure I thought we could have a look at London’s hardware stores.  Chiswick today and good to see an 01 phone number.  Classic shop front. 291 Chiswick High Road Chiswick W4 4HH ©Barnaby Barford […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 151

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 151 Sunday Service – this time charity based.  There are 20 charity shops on The Tower.  They will be auctioned separately and the proceeds of these will go to the individual charities. Today’s charity is Islamic Relief on Hoe Street in Walthamstow. Islamic Relief is an independent humanitarian […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 148

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 148 Love a pun.  Chalk Farn NW1 today and this offie. Sad to think of the demise of the off licence due to cheap alcohol in supermarkets.   They are quite unique places and a classic off licence has quite a unique smell.  Always remember getting […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 150

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 150 50 DAYS TO GO! Who knew the FBI – the Five 0 were in south London?! Not exactly a shop although I’m sure they sell their services: Finlay’s Bureau of Investigation – yes the F.B.I.  Book him Danno. 54 Church Road Upper Norwood SE19 2EU […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 149

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 149 This shop is brilliant, simple as that. From the name (it sort of evokes woolworth pick’n’mix for adults) to the font (I really like the way wine and beers are made to look like barrels) , to the colour, to the size of the sign, […]

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