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Adam Curtis in Thamesmead

There’s an article on rationalist.org where the participants wander around Thamesmead musing on the nature of hope and gloom. http://rationalist.org.uk/articles/4641/fail-better It’s an interesting piece, but a little odd. They begin at Abbey Wood, sensibly enough, but seem to go north … Continue reading

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Traffic and Travel

The people have voted and the winning entry for the decorative light sculpture to be installed at the roundabout on Harrow Manor Way is the peace sculpture. You can read about it here: http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17401 For some reason you can’t see … Continue reading

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Thamesmead Residents

I was alerted to a local residents group recently when I had a look at Twitter. Shortly afterwards I received a letter through my door inviting me to come and join a protest. Thamesmead is interesting in that while we … Continue reading

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Living At Thamesmead

The London Met archives have come up with a new video lauding Thamesmead from its early years. This is semi fictional as it deals with a young couple wandering around the area, but also contains a lot of footage of … Continue reading

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Lazy journalism

A couple of things in the press have irked me slightly over the past few days. The first is by no means restricted to this area, but instead is a blight on local news everywhere. I keep an eye on … Continue reading

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Another view

When I write here, I mostly talk about the buildings closest to me – the old style concrete blocks that are pretty much synonymous with the area, largely because they’re the aspect that give the area its reputation: The concrete … Continue reading

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Defending Thamesmead and Abbey Wood

One of the frustrating things about living in Thamesmead is the way that if people have heard of it at all, they tend to have heard bad things. I guess to some extent this blog is a one-person attempt at … Continue reading

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No, the OTHER Thamesmead (1 of 2)

I have Google alerts set up to tell me when there’s anything new happening in Thamesmead according to the big wide world of the web. A lot of what comes up is football related – I won’t be covering that … Continue reading

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How I ended up in Thamesmead

In the early 2000s I moved to Peterborough in the belief that my work was going to be going there, and with the fallback position of it not being too expensive to commute from there to London and pay a … Continue reading

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