Monday, 7 January 2019

Mark Amies visits the Railway Hotel in Edgware - Environment Monday Special

Regular listeners of The Robert Elms show on BBC Radio London will have been enjoying the series on a Thursday Lunchtime at 12:30 featuring local historian Mark Amies, talking about our Industrial Heritage. Mark is also a passionate campaigner for the preservation of our local pubs. These are an integral part of our community. Sadly, the Railway Hotel in Edgware has fallen into a state of complete disrepair, following two fires and some extremely shoddy bodge jobs. Mark contacted me and suggested we investigate. Watch this short film to see what we found

Make sure you follow Mark on Twitter for all the updates on what is going on at The Railway Hotel in Edgware and lots of other great stuff.

Here's a few of his tweets in the last few months about the Railway






Every Monday, The Barnet Eye focuses on one aspect of our local environment. The total lack of enforcement of the law in respect to this Grade II listed building is absolutely clear from what myself and Mark saw. It is nothing short of a disgrace. If Barnet Council can't be bothered enforcing the law when a building has Grade II listing status, what hope is there for anything in the Borough of worth and value?


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2 comments:

Mark Amies said...

Thank you for your support and encouragement Roger. It's great to get an opportunity and platform to expose this situation. One can only hope the organisations involved will resolve the issues and secure this wonderful building.

Pint said...

Utterly disgraceful.

Barnet Council is not only lazy but criminally negligent in their duties to protect the borough's heritage.

There is no excuse - this problem has been an ongoing for years.

Thank you to all who are bringing this again and again before Barnet Council and Historic England - bloggers,pub supporters, Mark and Roger.