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21 years of regeneration – revisited

It’s 21 years since I published Turning the Tide: The History of Everyday Deptford. At that point ‘the present’ was full of regeneration programmes. What was their impact? What did we learn? What should be done¬†differently in future? On April … Continue reading

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Deptford Dockyard Clock in Thamesmead

And here is the Deptford Dockyard clock in situ in Thamesmead town centre.

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Deptford Dockyard clocktower

The 18th century Deptford Dockyard clock on its way down river to its new home in Thamesmead, 1986. It was given to Thamesmead by the GLC as they faced abolition “as something to remember the GLC by”

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Is this real? The evil of targets

I was forwarded this by one of our community organisers. As I read it I kept thinking this cannot be true. I hope it is fake but I have a horrible feeling that it’s a true reflection of JobCentre/DWP culture … Continue reading

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Ministerial list, 5 Sept 12

It’s been annoying me so much not to be able to get a full list of government ministers anywhere on the net that I decided to nick this one from Conservative Home as soon as I found it! Cabinet Office … Continue reading

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