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Not the “Ferodo bridge” anymore … it’s the new “Cally” Bridge

August 7, 2013

Cally Bridge unveilling (crop)Residents, traders and other well-wishers gathered at the weekend to mark the completion of the new logo on the old “Ferodo” bridge on Caledonian Road. The bridge is a local landmark that carries the North London freight line and Overground service over the road just west of the Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station.

Islington Council’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Theresa Debono, officiated the unveilling and the release of balloons to celebrate the occasion.

The new slogan “The Cally” was chosen in a straw poll conducted by local Councillors in which the winning words were chosen by a large majority of participants.

The new logo represents a further step forward towards improving the look and reputation of the Cally Road. The unveilling of the new bridge scheme comes in the weeks running up to the 2013 Cally Festival on 8th September.

Councillor Rupert Perry says “We’re making a big effort to spruce-up the Cally Road and the new bridge logo is a very visible sign of change that’s coming. It’s important to get a good balance between the ‘old’ Cally and the ‘new’. The road itself is the High Street for our neighbourhood and, to some, it represents a boundary between the communities on the east and west sides of the road. We’re determined to create a distinctive, single place that is shared by everyone so that all our residents can say the Cally belongs to us all.”

The Council had learned in March this year that Network Rail intended to repair and repaint the bridge and remove the old Ferodo advert in the process. At that point, local Councillors through Team Cally, requested that Network Rail allow a new sign to be painted and this was agreed. The new words have been painted using a typeface that resembles the old Ferodo lettering. Apart from the relatively small cost involved in acquiring lettering stencils, the bridge has been repainted entirely at Network Rail’s cost.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Diana Shelley permalink
    August 7, 2013 1:53 pm

    End of an era–and start of a new one!

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