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.