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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Briggs View Post
    A few years ago I was at a loose end visiting London so decided to get the tube to East Ham where we used to and get the bus to KGV, got off the train and hardly recognised the place, didn't stay long.
    It's always the same thing about Life,Alan-Places Move on, but our Memories don't......

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    Went to Canary Wharf a few years back, like it just never existed.
    Yes times do change, some times if we are lucky for the better, but then again we doo not in general like change
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    Interesting topic.
    I've always lived in or just outside London, only about 15 miles out of it now. All of my and wife's families still live there.
    I hate the place, it's like a foreign country, with very few English speakers. All African and Asian shops everywhere, plus the cultures dominate.
    Some time ago, I went to visit a relative in King Georges hospital. I aske a guy in a uniform how to get to the ward, he didn't speak much English, but asked me if I needed an interpreter in order to find where the ward was.
    The cockney accent has been replaced by a kind of West Indian/African/Asian kind of slang, skool man innit bro! wassamata wivya den!
    We've been told to accept all these cultures, but where has ours gone?
    Moan over.

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    Yes, not the London I grew up in that's for sure.
    But like many capital cities it has undergone massive changes, not always for the best.
    Now mainly a tourist Mecca in the center with I suggest very few locals using it.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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