Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Interesting Eel-related Article In The Evening Standard (not written by Sparks)

Link to story:There's no substitute for threatened eel and pie shop, says Who star Pete

From the article:

"Rock star Pete Townshend has joined the campaign to save one of west London's last surviving traditional pie and mash shops from demolition.

 This week Hammersmith and Fulham council approved plans to regenerate Shepherd's Bush Market. They propose knocking down Victorian shops in Goldhawk Road, triggering a wave of protest from traders and residents.

Audrey Boughton, co-owner of A Cooke's eel, pie and mash shop, which has been in the same family since 1899, said: "The area needs to be revitalised, not destroyed. There were 114 letters of objection - the council rode roughshod over local opinion."

TSG is all for saving old haunts of the rich and famous, but we think that gentrifying Sheppard's Bush might, in fact,  be good news for the eels.