New Year’s Day, Greenford Road

Sunday in suburbia – trucks travel along Greenford Road twenty-four hours a day, three hundred and sixty-five days a year. They’re larger than they used to be and there seem to be many more of them moving to and them from the warehouses out of sight behind the bridge. While I’m grateful that these companies provide work for hundreds of people I find it hard to tolerate the vibrations caused by them, particularly when they hit potholes in the road surface. I live in a side street around twenty metres from the place this photograph was taken and grit my teeth every time a big one goes past. I can’t imagine what it must be like to live right next to it. Neighbours have told me that the vibrations cause cracks in walls and windows. Few have a good night’s sleep. The road carries so much traffic that substantial work would cause serious congestion. Here’s hoping that 2012 brings a solution to the problem.

Images and text ©Albertina McNeill 2012. Please do not reproduce without permission. All rights reserved. Do not add any of these images to Pinterest or similar sites as this will be regarded as a violation of copyright.

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