Women

Anna Harvey: N1 Centre administrator Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.   Not so long ago Anna Harvey, 24, moved from Manchester to London. She has spent the past year at the N1 Centre (she’s the Centre Administrator). She’s the one who sorts out the big lawn in the summer and gets to invite Father…
Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Gillespie Road looks so ordinary but it is home to an astonishing array of sport-related businesses – there’s the old Arsenal stadium (the reason the tube was renamed Arsenal in 1932), the Gunners’ Fan Club and The Sarah Toner School of Ballet. Here ballet teacher…
Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  It’s only two weeks since the summer holidays ended but Year 13 student at Camden Girls’ School, Corinna Snashall, is not just busy studying for A levels, she’s also pulling together a hectic round of fundraising events including a November Bonfire party. Interview by Nicola Baird “I’ll invite…
Joan Lock: crime writer Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  So far during 2013, crime writer Joan Lock has had two books published – a Victorian crime novel, Dead Born, and a non-fiction book about The Princess Alice Disaster. Later this year she is to have a book re-released. She has also been a winner in a…
Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Pat Tuson, 68, best known locally as leading the Gillespie Festival team, grew up in the East End but it’s Islington birds and blooms that feature most in her urban and plant photographs.  Interview by Nicola Baird Pat Tuson: “I’ve always been a bit of a whiz with…
Manuel  & Stella Saavedra: puttin’ on the Ritz Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. London is a big draw for people all round the world. Manuel Saavedra – born in Spain – and his wife Stella – from the Philippines – came here to seek their fortune in the late 1960s. They met in the heart of London in…
Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Opened in 1920 Alfredo’s cafĂ© was an Islington landmark for years, sited at the end of an 18th century terrace at 4-6 Essex Road. It was probably best known as a fabulous working man’s cafĂ© (then reborn as the S&M cafĂ©, now Meat). But it…
It’s not just children who love Tina’s Ices – the electrically-powered, super quiet ice cream van parked by Highbury Fields playground. When the sun comes out you may well spot builders trying to cool off, adults treating themselves and even dog walkers in the queue. Tina De Freitas knows there’s…
Clara Macedo Cabral: cultural explorer Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Clara Macedo Cabral met her husband Titus in her native Portugal: less than a year later the pair were living in Highbury. It’s been a culture shock – but one that has inspired three books about Portugal. Interview by Nicola Baird “I miss Portugal, mostly the…
Sue Jandy: volunteer Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Many families debate fiercely about whether to stay living in Islington as the kids grow up. The lure of idyllic countryside and a slower pace of life (not to mention cheaper houses and allegedly better schools) often wins. Only problem is the people moving out…