I saw this record in the ‘The Studio’ mini cafe at Thornton Heath station. The cafe owner told me that Ian Parker lives in Thornton Heath and is a Studio customer when he is in town. Apparently he is a regular down to earth guy.
I was also pleased to hear that this cute cafe is not going to be destroyed by the Station redevelopment that is removing our beloved station newstand. Shutting at the end of the week – we wish the two guys well for their retirement after years serving the community!
Other news about the station is that the newly installed lifts are now working. Disabled people in the Heath can now travel by train for the first time. Its also great news for pushchair users, people with heavy bikes etc. Hurray.
Don’t forget to get a quick tea or roll at The Studio. (and tell him about the blog!) You might even get a celebrity autograph.