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The Naked Lady
Lord Finchley

by Hilaire Belloc

Lord Finchley tried to mend the Electric Light
Himself. It struck him dead: And serve him right!
It is the business of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan.

Finchley Society http://www.finchleysociety.org.uk/

There is even a Finchley Society that aims to preserve it character, founded by Spike Milligan, the recently departed comedian and writer.... their is a campaign to build a statue for him... http://www.spikestatue.org.uk/ and more here: http://www.thegoonshow.org.uk/page24.html

Joseph Brodsky - East Finchley

Evening. A bulky body moves quietly along a narrow
walk, with brush-cut hedges and rows of fuchsias
and geraniums, like a dreadnought on a country canal.
His right jacket sleeve, heavily chalk-dusted, betrays
the way he makes his living.

The full Russian poem, below, anyone fancy translating for me?


  • Last visit to Finchley: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • lou31's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2007 at 5:51 PM

    Just returned for another look at these pages. Well done...

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2007 at 12:14 AM

    Tha Bothy looks great! I cant believe there are cows there! Wow :) I used to work at East Finchley, at Macdonalds HQ. Havent been in the area for years!

  • uglyscot's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2005 at 9:23 AM

    Happy birthday Spent the first three years of my life in Finchley. Used to pity the naked lady. No pictures of her have you?

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