You can’t have failed to notice the huge construction site that is Twickenham station, or rather was Twickenham station.  Perhaps you’ve battled your way down the narrow path to the temporary station, perhaps you’ve seen it from the road or perhaps you’ve just heard the noise. Hell, maybe you’ve done all three.  But if you have failed to notice it, then we hereby present photographic evidence of the destruction of the old station.  Enjoy! And for good measure we can exclusively reveal what is happening to the long empty, former Scruby’s furniture shop on Heath Road. Oh, and Iceland’s expanded too – the shop not the country.

Now….

Clearing the site

Before…. in happier times

A station. In Twickenham

Beginning of the end….

 

Going!

More end…

Cheerio!

 

Meanwhile this is what’s happening at 149-151 Heath Road. It was Scruby’s furniture store. Scruby’s closed. Tesco bought it. It sat empty for years. Squatters moved in. Squatters moved out.  Now it’s gone.

Before…

Scruby’s as was

 

During…

Gone!

 

After…

Scruby Dooby Don’t

Coming soon… another block with flats upstairs and of course scope for ground floor retail space to be left empty for a long long time! Just like the others. Huzzah!

 

Coming soon: another one of these

Meanwhile building work continues at St Richard Reynolds School and the new Richmond upon Thames School (in Twickenham) and the expanded Iceland supermarket now looks like this….