Matilde wrote:I would like to create a temporary and alternative road marking using eco-stencil (the rain will clean them!)
Clive S wrote:Imagine you've considered Mary Wollstonecroft (Dolben St) and been to Info Shop http://www.56a.org.uk/ they'd supply maps like: http://www.alphabetthreat.co.uk/pasttense/page6.html
But maybe you could also include legendary labour figure Jack Dash.
Merlin Rouge wrote:Don't forget the old sorting office on Union St. Posties busting their asses at all sorts of odd and often horrible hours of the day! Now Sainsbury HQ or was. Not been there for a while.
Truthmonkey-home wrote:Matilde wrote:I would like to create a temporary and alternative road marking using eco-stencil (the rain will clean them!)
Can you please be more specific on what kind of "eco-stencil" you will use? Is the kind where you steam out the logo with a machine, or a water soluble paint/crayon? I've seen both methods and neither disappear for months. Not an issue if it's a worthwhile project like this (unlike National Geographic Channel who scared Borough High Street for months) but good to know.
Beowulf wrote:How about the beautiful garden on Copperfield Street, on the site of an old church that was bombed in the war? It's owned by Southwark Cathedral but has been tended by local residents for many decades.
In recent years, locals successfully fought the Cathedral's plans to monetize this land by building flats on the site, which would have deprived the community of a much-loved garden. The Cathedral eventually backed down after the death of the Dean, Colin Slee, who had been particularly keen on the development - in the end they actually apologised to the local community!
Definitely a good example of resistance against the gentrification of the area.
Google "All Hallows SE1" for some background on the story.
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