Blackfriars SE1

Community Action in the 1970s and 80s

Blackfriars SE1

England E1 6FQ, United Kingdom

Created By: Anthony Robertson-Jonas

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Community Action in the 1970s and 80s

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"We are good for despair and isolation. We are not so hot for frustration and indignation” – Jim Radford January 1973 Led by Jim Radford, an activist for social change, the Settlement adopted new more assertive tactics to deal with long... Read more
Blackfriars Community Action Team started SE1 Newspaper in July 1975 with North Southwark Community Development Group and many other local residents. They aimed to give news about the neighbourhood that other papers did not print and encour... Read more
Led by local tenants leader Ernie Hearn, the story behind Colombo Street Sports and Community Centre typifies the kind of community activity that was going on. What started as a campaign to provide a long overdue local facility - in this ca... Read more
Stretching from the Borough boundary in the west along the riverside to St Mary Overie Dock, Bankside has been the focus of intense development pressures particularly over the last 50 years, as first speculative office developments, and lat... Read more


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