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Everyone has a story. Islington Museum has a special way of capturing the stories of people and places in our borough. Meet their new curator, Roz Currie, who’s just opened a show about fire – Islington Burning – and is now researching a new exhibition about Holloway Prison (which closed…
Everyone has a story. Gordon Warrell from Old Street talks about Islington’s council housing, Formula 1 racing and the shows Dame Vera Lynn (who will be 100 in March 2017) gave in Islington. Interview by Nicola Baird.  Gordon was born in St Barts Hospital in 1934. He spent the war years…
Maxence Masurier moved to London with his girlfriend and their two month old baby in 2013. After years working all hours in his family’s Paris restaurant he’s now thoroughly enjoying selling French wine at his newly opened shop, Made In Little France on St John Street, near Angel. Interview by…
Simon Goode: architect Everyone has a story. It’s rare in London to meet an architect that lives and works in the same borough – but Simon Goode, who lives in Tufnell Park and set up Lyndon Goode in EC1 with his partner three years ago, has had a hand in designing the new…
Barry Causton: events manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Oxjam Islington Takeover Manager & film extra, Barry Causton, 38, has been working and living in Islington for nearly 10 years. “Islington is like a northern town, small enough that you always bump into people you know, yet big enough to have so much packed into…
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…
Hannah Kalmanowitz: Stuart Low Trust manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Does living somewhere for decades give you a better connection with the place? Does it make you want to do more for it, or less? Hannah Kalmanowitz, who has lived in Islington for 37 years says it’s made her want to do as much…
Unbelievable Mr X: film blogger Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Xavier Gomez, 39, better know as the Unbelievable Mr X, lives off Liverpool Road, N1, and writes a wonderful blog about films that he’s discovered were shot in Islington. Did you know that Chapel Street Market’s McDonald’s is often loving it on TV? Or that…
Elia Luyando: ballet mistress Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story. Elia Luyando’s life has been filled with travel and adventure thanks to her great skill as a dancer. She’s lived in Mexico city, Cuba and New York; taught in Japan and is now settled in London teaching dance and raising a family. So how…
Miles Brown: garage boss Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.   Three generations of the same family have run Brownings Garage just off Amwell Street. They’ve never advertised and don’t use a website, but business is booming in the newly refurbed garage. So, what’s business like for the grandson of the original garage mechanic, the well-named…