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90 years of life in Lewisham - remembering when S.E. London was a hive of industry and engineering.
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Docklands before it was trendy - some memories of what working in the London Docks was like
London in the '60s; Peter came from Guyana & talks about racial tension, public baths, dancehalls & more
Hear all about going to stage school in London in the 1950s - and getting the chance to dance with Gene Kelly
Tara left Trinidad for the UK in the '60s to be a nurse. She recalls the boat journey, British food, & cockney accents
Pauline was a war-time baby. She spent her childhood in a typical London working-class estate in Southwark. The area that is now home to the Bankside galleries and restaurants was made up of burnt-out buildings and desolate docks. In this insightful interview she recalls what life was like for children born in the aftermath of the war. They made do with what would now be considered very deprived conditions, but at the time this went wholly un-noticed and they spent their days in a comfortable and secure community.
The trolleybus is perhaps a forgotten piece of London history - but not by us! - here's some memories of them
Childhood in the East End in the 40s & the glamour of American comics,films and nylons "America was like fairyland to us"
Carla on how joining a theatre group brightened up her life in the 1950s
On being an art student in London in the 1950s "All the young women had hair piled up and long earrings"
An eyewitness account of a National Front (extreme right-wing) march and the protest against them in S.London in the 1970s