Kew Bridge Eco Village 2 - Rural London; North Side.
Kew Bridge Eco Village
Clockwise we have a pic of the perimeter fence and Kew Bridge traffic, raised beds being prepared for planting and the interior of the Villages communal kitchen including a large cast iron frying pan created in 4 x 1/4's to seperate different foods whilst allowing all to be cooked at once, which impressed me! It was made at the forge of the nearby Steam Museum (also well worth a visit).
I needn't have felt nervous as the natives were friendly. The first chap I spoke to told me a little about the village whilst vigorously and lengthily brushing his teeth, before handing me over to a fellow villager named Catweasle. Catweasle showed me around the site and filled me in on some of its history before informing me that he was freezing and it wasn't ideal weather for a tour. He then led me into the communal bender (shelter) for a cuppa and to meet some of the other residents. The shelter was warm and snug, heated by a stove converted by the friendly neighbouring forge at the Steam Museum from an old gas tank. I chatted to the locals and found them to be a nice bunch from seemingly very varied backgrounds and with equally diverse reasons for living in the Eco Village including dropping or being dropped out from society and protest at our warfaring country's stance on Iraq and Afganistan.