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Waterloo: The Way It Was

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Gwen Southgate
Waterloo: The Way It Was at Fentiman Arms

What was life like in Waterloo in the 1930s and 1940s?

What was an "airy"?

How, where and when do you wash discreetly if you do not have access to a bath?

What qualifications are required before you are allowed to take a neighbour's baby out in its pram?

These are just some of the topics covered by Gwen Southgate in her fascinating memoir of growing up in Waterloo in the 1930s: Coin Street Chronicles: London's Vanished Old South Bank Area.

83-year-old Gwen returns to South London to read extracts from her book at a special event presented by The Vauxhall Society.

She is joined by Michael Bruce, whose acclaimed 1982 tape slide show A Story of Waterloo blends archive material with interviews with local residents.

Excerpts from the slide show will be shown, and the evening will conclude with a Q&A session with Gwen and Michael.

  • 7.30pm
  • FREE

Fentiman Arms
64 Fentiman Road, London, SW8 1LA
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