Working through old community newspaper images held in Southwark Archives for the SE1 Stories exhibition inevitably got me looking at my own photographic archive from the 1980s. This consists of around a thousand black and white negatives neatly filed away, a smattering of prints (some now fading away) plus half a dozen processed colour films.… Continue reading Digitising the 1980s
I was wondering when it might be possible to claim 50 years as a cycle campaigner. The ‘Early London cycle campaign’ page suggests some involvement since at least the spring of 1975 – participating in a national rally and creating a report on, and guide to, cycling in the borough of Greenwich. I’m fairly sure… Continue reading 45 years of cycle campaigning
It’s 20 years since I had a “leaving London” bash in Forest Hill’s Wetherspoons, a converted old cinema. Loads of space and attractive decor, unlike some. A few weeks before the actual move, there was a good turn-out of friends, mainly connected with the LCC Sunday cycle rides crew. Here’s a couple of photos.
Buried away in the ‘About’ page is a mention of my involvement in SE1 Community Newspaper back in the ’80s. This was largely with the second series, which first appeared in December 1981 and ran for a little under 10 years, but I was also working on the paper in the final days of the… Continue reading A moving experience in SE1
Nobody was wondering, but. That’s not me with a letter in The Guardian today – I moved out of London 19 years ago for a start. And I’m not educated enough to quote Hillaire Belloc’s warning: “when you have lost your Inns drown your empty selves for you will have lost the last of England”.… Continue reading Not calling last orders