As a direct result of Phil Jeffries campaign work, King’s Cross is a better place than it would have been without him.
Further, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link is a better design than it would have been without him.
And those are just two examples of the difference he made to our community.
Phil died of cancer last week and all involved in this campaign I’m sure would want to mark his passing. A full obituary will appear on our parent site on Sunday. Anyone wishing to share their memories of Phil and good wishes for his partner Diana, please leave your comments on that site.
Meanwhile, Phils obituary has been published on King’s Cross Development Forum’s site and on King’s Cross Railway Lands Group site.
He will be very, very sorely missed both by those close to him and by those, like me, who have benefited from his work from a distance. Our thoughts are with Diana…
A friend of mine recently posed this question as she was working on some exercises based on Fiddler on the Roof at drama school. It got me thinking….
One thing I’d love to do is to buy the entire Zone A plot of King’s Cross Central
, then chair a partnership with Argent, Network Rail, LB Camden and LB Islington to turn the lot – Zone A plus a wide bridge across the tracks at the back of King’s Cross Station (like Exchange Square at Liverpool St Station), into a huge public open space complete with waterfall, kids play areas, youth hang out zones, permanent memorials to Lisa Pontecorvo and Phil Jeffries, space for a bit of street theatre, viewing platform for train enthusiasts, space for Camley Street to raise awareness about local urban wildlife, really attractive and grabbing signage to Somers Town and South Caledonian Road, little plaques explaining local history and showing where buildings like Culross used to be and why they were important, and much, much more.
Now that really would be a community gain!!!