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Everyone has a story. During February 2017 Islington Faces instagram account @islingtonfaces shares the story of David Hammond who lived at 212 Liverpool Road until he was 13 years old (from 1949-1961) until his family moved to a new house in Essex – with an indoor bathroom. Interview by Nicola…
Everyone has a story. Paul’s Emporium on York Way is the perfect Islington antique shop to find well-made, affordable and witty items for friends or to decorate your home. But do people still buy old things? Interview by Nicola Baird Paul’s Emporium is a treasure trove of signs, records, masks, shop fittings,…
Everyone has a story. Clerkenwell & Islington Guides Association (CIGA) has been around since 1988 and has currently has close to 120 qualified members ready to dazzle you with Islington’s history. Meet the chairman of CIGA, who is also the CIGA course director at the University of Westminster, Londoner John…
Andy Parker: musician & painter Everyone has a story. Is it strange to have been born in Covent Garden and become a landscape artist? Probably not if your major influence is Turner whose home was round the corner… just over 200 years earlier. Andy Parker, who’s lived in Islington since 1980, talks about early morning painting trips,…
Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  What would make a teenage tearaway change? Small Restorations boss Cass Farrell talks about how he turned his life around – thanks to his own strong work ethic and two amazing men. It ought to be a movie. Interview by Nicola Baird “You’ve got to work for…
Anne Weyman: u3a dynamo Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Islington University of the Third Age (iu3a) has been giving retired and semi-retired Islingtonians plenty to think about and do since it was started a year ago. To help celebrate its first birthday iu3a chair, Anne Weyman, talks about the joys of iu3a – and…
Mark Aston: Islington Museum & Local History Centre Manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Any idea what you do if you want to find out more about your Islington roots – either your family or the places you know in the borough? Or maybe you want to know more about Tufnell Park, Clerkenwell or the people who’ve lived in Islington…
Michael Hayle: house detective Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  How much do you know about the people who lived in your house years ago? Or do you have any idea what the area looked like before the builders arrived? Convalescence enabled Michael Hayle to uncover everybody who’d ever lived in the Victorian-built Plimsoll…
Linda Plater: Village of Islington co-ordinator Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  How well do you know Islington? Do you know it well enough to know that it’s a name for places outside north London and a media corner of Manchester too? As  a celebration of all things Islington, Canadian Linda Plater talks about her home and work life in…
Roberta Cremoncini: Estorick Director Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Do you know this Islington art gallery? The world-famous collection of Italian Futurist art at the Estorick Collection, off Highbury Corner, attracts 1,000s of visitors, but for many it’s been thought of one of London’s best-kept secrets. Here Roberta Cremoncini talks about art, the new…
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