C is for ….. Camden Lock

Visit London’s Camden Lock for the day and experience the atmosphere and history as you stroll through the mix of stalls and shops enjoying the wide variety of goods that are on offer.


The Camden Lock you see today was once a timber yard where timber was unloaded from large river barges onto smaller narrow boats that plied the inland canals of Britain. With the growth of more efficient forms of transport, the canals began to decline, and the site closed in 1971 signalling the end of an era.


However, Camden Lock was soon re-opened by Northside Developments in 1973, as the original arts and crafts market. The early development revolved around the old wooden sheds and cobbled yards. As the first Market in Camden, it immediately stood out from London’s other markets for its eclectic mix, and soon attracted the entrepreneurs and artists that first generated the Camden Town ‘buzz’.


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History of Crosskeys Coaches


Did you know Crosskeys Coaches was established 40 years ago! We’ve been looking into the History of Crosskeys Coaches and where it all began! Now owned by Alan Johnson, it was Alan’s father Keith, who started the company back in 1973 under the name Johnsons Mini Coaches. A few years later, they became Crosskeys Coaches after purchasing Crosskeys from the Tozer family. Today, alongside Alan, are his sister Debbie and brother-in-law Nigel. The family are proud of the fact that Crosskeys Coaches has always remained an independent, family run business.

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