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Litter ‘shrine’ leaves Goodmayes residents confused

PUBLISHED: 15:19 10 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:02 10 October 2016

Mysterious litter

Mysterious litter "shrine" in Goodmayes (Credit: Lisa M/Streetlife)

Lisa M

A mysterious “shrine” of litter in Goodmayes has left residents completely baffled about how it came to exist.

Mysterious litter Mysterious litter "shrine" in Goodmayes (Credit: Lisa M/Streetlife)

It has been speculated that it’s a guerrilla arts installation or post-pub hijinks but nobody is really sure how the rubbish, including cooked chicken, and coffee shop napkins, ended up skewered on railings next to Goodmayes Hospital, Barley Lane, Goodmayes.

On Streetlife, resident Lisa M posted the photos on Friday after finding the display near her home.

She said: “I woke up to this, this morning!

“It obviously took a lot of time and effort but it’s not to our liking!!”

Mysterious litter Mysterious litter "shrine" in Goodmayes (Credit: Lisa M/Streetlife)

Fellow Streetlifer MS suggested the going-ons might be down to youthful hikjinks, but Darren C said he had seen a similar “shrine” just over a month ago.

He said: “Saw a similar shrine-looking litter set-up impaled on the Valentines Park railing at seven in morning on my way to the station a month or so ago.

“Someone has too much time on their hands and must have been created overnight presumably.”

Janice L suggested the mysterious installation might be worth some money.

She said: “On a more positive note if you contact Tate Modern you will probably find you are sitting on a million pounds worth of ‘art’.

“What a strange world we live in!”


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