Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Question Time

Blog reader Axlrocky has 3 random Worcester Park questions, which I'm hoping you will be able to help to answer:

"Can anyone answer the following Worcester Park myths / legends / mysteries?

1) Where is all the white fluff floating around the high street coming from?

2) What is the reason for the eye watering chemical smell that protrudes randomly from the brook by Green Lane

3) With the news of Cheltenham & Gloucester closing and the banks and building societies on the ropes financially, is it not time for Drury & Cole to rise phoenix like from the ashes? Who owns that shop and why haven't they turned it into a hairdressers yet?"


Ah yes, the curious white fluff that rains down on Central Road. Obviously it's from a tree or bush somewhere - either that or a cotton wool factory keeps exploding in Motspur Park. Very strange though to see if 'snowing' in Worcester Park in the middle of June.

As for the eye-watering chemical smell, I have no idea on that one - all the toxic soil around The Hamptons is downstream of Green Lane, so we can't blame it on that.

On your final question, I have blogged some time back about why nobody has ever taken on that prime piece of Central Road real estate, but never really got a definitive answer.

One blog reader has suggested that the owner doesn't want anything done with the unit, but quite why they would have chosen to miss out on hundreds of thousands of pounds in rental monies over the years is still a mystery to me.

Your idea about a hairdresser is a good one, though. I think you've spotted a gap in the market. Perhaps we should keep the furniture in there and go for a retro-themed hair dressers. Surely 1970s hair-dos must be coming back into fashion about now?

If you can answer any of the above questions, feel free to comment below.