Sunday 6 November 2016 6.52pm
As someone with a small hand in the publicity for a new pamphlet 'Catch Us If You Can: A Walk Round The Tabard Estate', I'm hoping it's okay to let people here know that it exists and is jolly good!
Published by Past Tense Publications, long term residents of the area and a†real money loser (i.e they are a non-profit outfit), hoping a few people here might be interested in it and want to read it. Not expensive at £2.50 and comes with 8 colour photos inside!
The blurb on the back says:
'There is a photograph taken in 1913 of the down-at-heel íslumsí that were later demolished to make way for the social idyll of the Tabard Estate. The inhabitants stand in their doorways, moody and suspicious at this act of municipal surveying which records the slums in decay first and the inhabitants second.
Catch Us If You Can, almost one hundred years later, is the reverse of this act. It covers the same local territory but our surveying aims to reimagine living histories from the bricks, passageways, stairwells and bannisters of Tabard.
Pressure and forces exist all around that want to snatch this all away, to take it back and banish us. Present from the material details and the joy we found in the landscape is the determination that what we already have here is what we want to keep. That means all of us. Catch Us If You Can!'
More details here:http://catchusifyoucantabard.tumblr.com/
Also Catch Us If You Can for sale at 56a InfoShop, 56 Crampton Street, London, SE17 3AE