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In the late 1970s a group of squatters in Notting Hill declared their independence from the United Kingdom and called upon UN peacekeepers to protect them from eviction. Hear their story here.
Billy Walker’s Upper Cut Club
Billy Walker’s Upper Cut Club was an East London hot spot for a brief but glorious run. It served as an important site for inter-racial encounters, but it did little to eliminate racial tensions in Forest Gate.
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‘The Neighbours’, Siegfried Charoux. Highbury Quadrant estate, Highbury
The sculpture, ‘The Neighbours’, by Siegfried Charoux, was installed on the Highbury Quadrant estate in Highbury in 1959 by the London County Council. This viewpoint looks at the choice of neighbours for this sculpture, and how the theme of neighbourliness was used by the LCC to establish the post-war Highbury Quadrant estate and its community.