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Islington between the Wars

January 28 @ 14:30 - 16:30

Local expert Philip Nelkon teleports you to a bygone Islington.

Take a stroll along chic Upper Street and its surrounds to experience the first half of the 20th century and the hidden history of a less prosperous Islington. There was no NHS, so where did the poor go for treatment and where could they get free milk? What were the shops like? What was showing at the cinemas? Where could you place a bet when betting was illegal? What is the “hole in the wall” and who used it?

This unusual and highly original walk is based around the recollections of a very special lady – Olive Clements, born 1918, who lived in Islington for more than a century and we hear vignettes of Olive’s life as she grows up ‘between the wars’.


January 28
14:30 - 16:30