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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.

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.

The Perwich School

In the 17th century, the Perwich school was one of the biggest and most renowned girls’ schools in the London area and the country. The school taught girls from middling and elite families how to be accomplished and successful wives, mothers, and women in their own right.

Dolphin Square – “The Sorcerers” (1967)

The former Dolphin Square Baths, now simply the entrance to Dolphin Square, makes an appearance in the 1967 psychological horror “The Sorcerers” starring Boris Karloff, Ian Ogilvy and Catherine Lacey.