It’s important to remember the amazing things that a determined group of local people can achieve – in this case in 1989 stopping the Channel Tunnel demolishing half of Kings Cross. The original plans called for a vast bunker station roughly between Kings Cross and old Thameslink on the Pentonville Road. It would have wiped out almost all of the Victorian buildings. Local people working with their MP, council and others managed to take on the might of British Rail and sink this plan. Eventually the route to St Pancras from the East took over. There is a rich history to the campaign – would be very interested in people’s views in the comments and indeed tagging everyone in the photo. If you are feeling shy, drop me a mail instead. Thanks to Tony Rees for providing the cutting.