As passengers converge on the station - and the motorway thunders by - the old village of Paddington seems submerged in time as well as being a martyr to modern transportation. Yet the green with the 18th C St Mary’s Church is still a distinctive entity. The pleasing interior is a welcome place of quietude with its busy columns, roof and decoration.
The repaired wooden floor is a reminder of the enduring importance of timber in construction. Wood floors remain a delightful feature in domestic and commercial buildings old and new. Their natural look and inherent beauty is matched by their durability - and an ease of maintenance that requires no carpets or coverings.
Like all products of quality, they repay care and attention. When your floors have become dull, scratched or damaged, call on a professional floor sanding company.
Modern floor sanding machines are efficient and produce minimum dust. As for loss of trade and disruption, we can work flexibly - overnight or at weekends - to give you the shortest possible period of closure.
So call today for your free assessment. With over 20 years’ experience of working on all kinds of floors - from hardwood boards to parquet blocks - we only use top quality products. They offer better protection, make the new floor keep its looks longer - and prove the best value.
As for the aftercare of your floors, ask us for the latest advice. We want to ensure that your floor gives good service for years to come.
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Did you know about Paddington?
Paddington is a district within the City of Westminster, in central London. Formerly a metropolitan borough, it was integrated with Westminster and Greater London in 1965. Three important landmarks of the district are Paddington station, designed by the celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and opened in 1847; St Mary's Hospital and Paddington Green Police Station (the most important high-security police station in the United Kingdom).
In the later Elizabethan and early Stuart era, the rectory and associated estate houses were occupied by the Small (or Smale) family. Nicholas Small was a clothworker who was sufficiently well connected to have Holbein paint a portrait of his wife, Jane Small. Nicholas died in 1565 and his wife married again, to Nicholas Parkinson, who also resided in Paddington. Parkinson went on to be the Master of the Clothworker's company. Jane Small continued to live in Paddington after her second husband's death, and her manor house was big enough to have been let to Sir John Popham, the attorney general, in the 1580s.
Webster's dictionary defines three slang terms related to Paddington: "Paddington Fair Day" which refers to a public hanging day at the Tyburn gallows (Tyburn being part of Paddington Parish); "Paddington Fair" which means a public execution; and "To dance the Paddington frisk" which means "to be hanged". Webster's dictionary cites Brewer's Dictionary and the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1811, for these uses of Paddington. Public executions were abolished in England in 1868.
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