Monday 26 January 2009 12.04pm
Not so wonderful if you happen to live abroad. I couldn't even get a reply from them nor any Historical Society in the area or come to that any function or lecture event organisers on local history.
We ex-pats must trawl other sources on the internet to gather information or rely on Se1 contacts to give us information or pointers.
The only replies I've received have been from the excellent Peabody Trust archivists who couldn't have been more helpful.
Most recent example of complete indifference to those of us abroad is my enquiry to St John's Church in Waterloo Road
asking what happened to the old granite fountain in the old burial ground gardens or if they could suggest whom I should contact to find out.
No reply naturally, we simply don't exist.