1000 Londoners

Bob in is and is a housing manager.

Bob is a die-hard fan of Greyhound racing. He is chair of the Wimbledon Greyhound Owners Association – a position he has held for the past 10 years. He is also the owner of three retired race dogs. We meet Bob as he gives us an insight into the disappearing world of greyhound racing.

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? Waterloo River Police floating Pier (where my dad worked)
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Purley Croydon
  • What's your favourite building? Houses of Parliament
  • What's your ideal day out in London? Covent Garden
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Going for a meal and then to the theatre (anything that does not involve shopping)
  • What's your most hated building? Elephant & Castle Centre
  • What's the best view in London? Tower Bridge & St Pauls as you come in to London Bridge by train
  • What's your favourite open space? Battersea Park
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? The Oxo Tower
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? The night I won my first Open Race at Romford and celebrated in style in various pubs in London
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Walking my Retired Greyhounds in any London Park
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? On a walk along the South Bank so much to see and do
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Any journey through Victoria Tube Station during rush hour
  • What's your personal London landmark? The Old County Hall - Where I started my first job
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Sherlock Holmes
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? The 60's when there were fantastic charity nights with big celebrities at Greyhound Stadiums
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? My wife Paula - Born in Battersea and loves London and proud to be a South Londoner.