Hackney

A for Advent

A for Advent

The Season of Advent, with its themes of apocalyptic dread, makes me a bit jumpy. First we had the sonic...

Speed Awareness Training

Speed Awareness Training

A few weeks ago we buried Richard. We loved Richard. The church service lasted nearly two hours as people stood...

on the clapton commons map

on the clapton commons map

This week High Vis jackets started appearing on Clapton Common as the hoardings went up around the long abandoned toilet...

Mother of all Ceilidhs

Mothering Sunday: it’s also called Laetare Sunday which means Rejoice! in Latin. That’s obviously not our habitual reflex¬†for Lent (more...

reclaiming the street (stoke newington style)

It being a normal Friday afternoon, just like any other, I’d been to the fishmonger on Stoke Newington High Street...

Archie Proudfoot – hackney sign writer

What vicar doesn’t like a spot of gilding on his front door? Here Archie Proudfoot, Hackney sign writer and “gold...

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