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My uncle Francis Jones, who has died aged 102, was a Londoner through and through. His last job was with the Greater London council, in the refuse disposal department, where he helped to decide on the destination of all of the capital’s rubbish and how to get it there.He wrote a strong letter to Margaret Thatcher before she abolished the GLC in 1986, because most boroughs did not have adequate disposal sites or transport. She went ahead anyway – and there are now about 100 waste authorities in London. Francis was also an expert on the buses, tubes and railway systems of London Transport and it was often easier to ask him than to consult a timetable. Continue reading…

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