Mindfulness Walkshop, Cash Machine Criminals, Pie & Mash Shops, Student Architecture

RCA Student Prize for Architecture and Innovation

Mindfulness in Victoria Park

On Sunday 29th July 2018, Mel Sutton will lead a walkshop exploring the ways to a mindful approach in our day to day living. It’s part of National Park City Week. Details and booking here.

Cash Machine Criminals

The local Neighbourhood Watch tell us: “People are targeted at cash machines by criminals who distract users and steal their card or cash.” They say if there is anything unusual about the cash machine, or if someone is behaving suspiciously or watching you, cancel the transaction and go to another machine. Be particularly cautious if ‘well-meaning’ strangers try to distract you or offer to help.

There is also a warning about fake Amazon emails where fraudsters are trying to get your login details.

Pie and Mash Shops

Here’s an interesting article written by James Hansen called: The Life and Slow Death of London’s Pie and Mash Shops. It covers the history of how these shops came into existence, and the three families – the Manzes, the Cookes, and the Kellys.

Winning Student Architecture Projects (top photo)

A great looking free exhibition: the RCA Student Prize for Architecture and Innovation runs from 2nd to 29th Aug at The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT. Details here.


  1. Great reading the article on ‘The Life & Slow Death 0f London’s Pie & Mash Shops”. Ray Gipson.

    1. I read that some of the pies had eels in them. The 1970 PO Directory for Old Ford Road listed the Live Eeel Supply Company next to Skew Bridge. Was that Terry Bloomfield’s business?

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