Cally: scrag or best end?

The Guardian’s property column, Let’s move to, this week rather unkindly describes the Cally as the ‘scrag end’ of north London.

Although given that cheaper cuts of meat are newly-fashionable, perhaps that’s supposed to be a compliment….

There’s lots of good things about the Cally. As the Guardian acknowledges, St Andrew’s school (where I’m a governor) is outstanding. Kings Cross blogger Will Perrin has pointed out some of the Cally’s culinary attractions. (Everone loves Yasar Food Market).

I’d also mention the views from the canal bridge, when Kings Cross suddenly appears as you walk south; the canal itself; community artwork on the canalside; Edward Square and other local parks; really useful shops including a surviving post office; great community spirit from the local churches; Cally Pool; the flower stall on the corner of Mackenzie Road; and the stunning City & Islington college building at the N7 end.

The Grauniad praises the Cally’s excellent transport links. So perhaps they’d like to join the campaign for a new bridge to keep our access open when the station works at Kings Cross are completed.


1 Comment »

  1. […] crime, Independent, Islington, youth I’ve blogged before about the Guardian being unfair about the Cally. Now the Independent has done the […]

RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s