Kill Your Pet Puppy Spring Picnic May 3rd 2009

Title: Kill Your Pet Puppy Spring Picnic
Location: North Millfields Recreation Ground near the River Lea
Description: Going ahead as planned at Middlesex Filter Beds, Hackney on Sunday 3rd May (it’s a bank holiday next day). Will meet up from 1.30 p.m in North Millfields Recreation Ground near the River Lea/Lea Bridge Road junction before moving on to the Filter Beds around 2 p.m. See map:

The Filter Beds are marked Nature Reserve. If you’re late the entrance is on the river towpath just down from the bridge. More info on Filter Beds including link to journey planner here:

It’s a 10 minute walk from Clapton overground staion.

Buses that go past along Lea Bridge Rd are:

48 to Walthamstow, Shoreditch, Liverpool St, London Bridge
55 to Oxford St, Old St
56 to Angel Islington, Dalston, Whipps Cross

Buses that go along Clapton Rd get off at Lea Bridge roundabout then 5 minute walk downhill along Lea Bridge Rd:

253 to Stamford hill, Manor House, Finsbury Park, Holloway, Camden
254 to Stamford hill, Manor House, Finsbury Park, Holloway, Aldgate

If it rains, there are plenty of trees around or nice walks to be had as well as a riverside pub nearby. Not that near any shops so you’ll have to bring provisions & poisons with you.
All welcome even puppies & it’s a good place for kids. Hope you can make it & spread the word.

Start Time: 13:30
Date: 2009-05-03
End Time: 23:30

  1. Jim V
    Jim V
    April 14, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    I’m pissed at Boris. Rise was the the best London festival.

  2. alistairliv
    April 15, 2009 at 12:08 am

    We used to take the kids to the Filter Beds when we lived at Brooke Road, although they were wilder originally – then they got improved/made more accessible which made visits less of an adventure.

  3. luggy
    April 15, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Yeah, it was better when it was just a derelict, overgrown site. Remember climbing over the wall to get in with my sprog a fair few times. Still a nice place though, I think it’s still shut weekdays outside of school holidays.
    They’ve made Walthamstow Marshes more accessible these days as well, used to enjoy crouching under railway bridge & trying to avoid getting our feet wet crossing between the back of the recreation ground & the cruising triangle.

  4. kperry
    April 27, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Would love to be able to make it to this unfortunatly i wont be able due to logistics being in canada this would be a very expensive picnic even though i have no doubt it will be entertaining anyways hope everyone has a great time and have a pint for me.

  5. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    April 27, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    I will be bringing nine signed copies of Bob’s new book Filth to the picnic, not sure how much they are yet but probably not a lot. (Bob Short that is by the way). His first book was very well written and amusing, reckon this one will be a good read also. By the time of the picnic I would have read it anyway so will be able to tell any interested parties the full s.p.
    Good luck with the wedding on mayday Bob.

  6. johnn
    April 28, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Where can we get hold of Bobs book Filth? Enjoyed the other one….wonder if former radio one dj Janice Long ever read it?!

  7. yan tree
    yan tree
    April 28, 2009 at 10:22 am

    that doggy looks sooooo cute!

  8. Penguin
    Penguin • Post Author •
    April 28, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Bobs book is available from Independance Jones a company you will find somewhere within this post;

    I got my ten copies sent over from Bob himself in time for the picnic on Sunday.

    That doggie belongs to Gary who will be there on Sunday. There are two of the little blighters.

  9. Phil R
    Phil R
    May 4, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Nice pics Pengy

  10. cravat hatton
    cravat hatton
    May 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    what a civilised picnic we had, mind i left before it got deranged probably…..lovely and inspiring to meet up with you all. Filth is flippin ace, read it too quickly, hilarious and completely evoked those bonkers times…..[ the london ones]

  11. baron von zubb
    baron von zubb
    May 5, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I could have posted any witicisms here, instead of the calender thread…
    My lack of on d line skills continue to astonish me.
    In fact the whole on d line continues to do that.
    I’m back on the fag ash ponging net cafe round the corner where I belong, cos mine’s down…
    Looked like a great picnic. Bummer I couldnt get there.
    I was thinking about it all day. Was gonna send a hello to all via Jah Pork to get on his mobile device but it all went down d line.
    Mr P if theres any of them Mr Bob books still unsold i’m up for one.
    Hope everyone is super fab

  12. Tony Puppy
    Tony Puppy
    May 5, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    What a nice time we had.

  13. Phil R
    Phil R
    May 6, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Hey Baron n’ Pork missed you both at the picnic. but guess, the summers still young (unlike me)

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