“Not all those who wander are lost”.J.R.R. TOLKIEN
The Story of South London’s Cradle of Punk “Johnny’s upstairs in his bedroom sitting in the dark, annoying the neighbours with his punk rock electric guitar”. Sound of the Suburbs The Members (1978). Way on down south of London Town there is a little-known suburb that can stake a claim to being the birthplace ofContinue reading “Sound of a Suburb”
Like many pubs in the UK, The Waddon in south London closed during lockdown and never reopened. Its future is uncertain, which is a great shame considering its fascinating but unlikely role in social-political history. Waddon is a western district of the London borough of Croydon heading out towards the neighbouring borough of Sutton. WaddonContinue reading “Croydon’s Communist Roots”
Like every schoolchild in my era, I had heard of the great Victorian explorer, David Livingstone. But he was a figure I always felt I didn’t know enough about. Then, a couple of years ago, I visited the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. The centre, which includes his birthplace and a museum, isContinue reading “Dr Livingstone, I Presume?”
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