Snakebite Avenue


TO Holborn, where there is a possibility that Lena Jeger, 20 years an MP in the south of the borough in the BD (Before Dobbo) days, could be honoured with a road named after her on the Tybald’s Estate.

The local push is to have an all-women’s shortlist ahead of a residents ballot deciding whose name will go on the street sign. But when the council opened the long-list for public nominations the roll of suggestions was expanded to include the likes of Barry Sheene, who sped his bike around Queen Square as a teenager, and Charles Dickens, who lived around corner.

In among the Malalas, another suggestion from a Tybald’s tenant was Peter Wright, the long-serving chairman of the Holborn District Management Committee. When officials up the council went away to research the candidates, however, this proved to be a curveball choice. A file came back with notes on Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright, the mohican-sporting Scottish darts player.

The error was politely pointed out, and Holborn is unlikely to get a Snakebite Avenue any time soon. It will be interesting to see who they do vote for, though.

5 Comments on Snakebite Avenue

  1. Keith Sedgwick // December 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm //

    I hear their will be road on the estate called Corbyn Close. Apparently it’s a dead end, going nowhere.

  2. sue vincent // December 10, 2015 at 10:43 pm //

    Yeah, Keith… bit like the Tories down here. Btw.. *there* will be a new road as we’re building new homes – likely to be sold off by your Tory pals… #youaintwelcomeherebruv

    • Keith Sedgwick // December 12, 2015 at 1:03 pm //

      Hmm! Can you spot the contradiction in your post? I guess not. Kinda like when a person piously asserts moral superiority whilst demolishing homes of the poor and then selling of half the previously occupied space to house the inordinately rich. Or even better, it’s like wealthy person evicting a low-income family from their home, just before Christmas, to then occupy the vacated property them-self; don’t you think? Such are the contradictions innate to life, rarely admitted by ourselves!

  3. Peter Snakebite Wright // December 12, 2015 at 10:56 am //

    For comedy sack may be you should still name it Snakebite Avenue then I can come and official opening it. lol.

  4. “Ooh La La”! As we used to say in Spain- is this a slanging match? I say Sue Street. She knows where she is going and it is up to the top! No more lager-shandys, Those days are over.Watch Vincent go!

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