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A Tube Strike, The BBs' Coldest Gig and the Opening of the Oaksmere - London and Suffolk, 3rd May 2014

A miscellany of May, featuring the opening of the re-vamped Oaksmere - the former Dowager house of the old Cornwallis estate that was once the Oaksmere, then the Cornwallis and is now back to being the Oaksmere. The new owner had invited all the neighbours around for a few beers, which was nice. There's also some London track-side graffiti, and the BBs play perhaps thweir coldest gig ever in a marquee at the Botesdale Greyhound beer festival - at a temperature of about 4°C.

next album: Life's A Beach, Walberswick, Suffolk - 5th May 2014
previous album: A Bike Ride to Burston and a Wavy Barbeque, Norfolk and Suffolk - 1st May 2014

2014 Trackside graffiti, near Ilford

Trackside graffiti, near Ilford

2014 Graffiti from 'Bam'

Graffiti from 'Bam'

2014 Very new graffiti from Bish - a new tag for 2014

Very new graffiti from Bish - a new tag for 2014

2014 The scrapyard near Bethnal Green has got a bonfire going

The scrapyard near Bethnal Green has got a bonfire going

2014 The tube strike is on, so Liverpool Street underground is well and truly closed

The tube strike is on, so Liverpool Street underground is well and truly closed

2014 Old Broad Street and London Wall are a bit more congested than usual

Old Broad Street and London Wall are a bit more congested than usual

2014 On Old Broad Street, the Crossrail project rumbles on

On Old Broad Street, the Crossrail project rumbles on

2014 On Liverpool Street, there's a very slim, light blue TARDIS

On Liverpool Street, there's a very slim, light blue TARDIS

2014 The centre of Botesdale

The centre of Botesdale

2014 The BBs set up on a tiny stage in a freezing marquee

The BBs set up on a tiny stage in a freezing marquee

2014 Rob finds a brick with the band's name on it

Rob finds a brick with the band's name on it

2014 Disco ball

Disco ball

2014 Over at the Oaksmere, Harry looks down in to the well, which somehow looks like a spiral in to a black hole

Over at the Oaksmere, Harry looks down in to the well, which somehow looks like a spiral in to a black hole

2014 Milling around in the Oaksmere bar

Milling around in the Oaksmere bar

2014 Fred roams around in the bar

Fred roams around in the bar

2014 Suey and 'Chinner's dad' talk about stuff

Suey and 'Chinner's dad' talk about stuff

2014 Canapes

Canapes

2014 The new bar

The new bar

2014 Back home, the new office is launched

Back home, the new office is launched

2014 A view through a rainy Velux window

A view through a rainy Velux window

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Trackside graffiti, near Ilford

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