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Everyone in Islington has a story, so meet butcher David Mayers – a butcher all his working life, but one who has “never had to butcher animals”. Interview by Nicola Baird. “I went to school with Rod Stewart*,” says David Mayers as we start the interview in his spotless shop, Highbury…
Everyone in Islington has a story… Few spend as much time in the park as Yehia El-Nemer who runs the Oasis in the Park cafe at Highbury Fields. Here’s what life’s like at the Oasis, plus Yehia’s plans to make it even better. Interview by Nicola Baird. “I love it here…
Everyone in Islington has a story, so meet Anglea Sinclar-Loutit who has many tales to share – no surprise really as she was born in 1921. Interview by Nicola Baird.   “To my amazement I’ve lived in Islington for 32 years,” says Angela Sinclair-Loutit (rhyme with “blue tit”), now 91. I…
Edward Smith, chess player Everyone in Islington has a story, so meet Edward Smith who’s lived here since 1965. Interview by Nicola Baird. Born in London in 1948, Edward Smith, has been in Islington since he was 17. His father didn’t like to be tied down, so Edward remembers a peripatetic childhood. “I think he…
Everyone has a story, so meet Ron Pace, Islington original. Interview by Nicola Baird.  Most Tuesdays Ron Pace is up in Highbury. As ever he’s dressed in flat cap, work boots and a blue jumper, but today he’s leaning on a bollard outside Drayton Park Primary School, N5 studying the slow…