Saturday, July 30, 2011

summer's here

Finally a weekend off, so we've come up to north London, where we lived when we were first married.
We used to live in Stoke Newington, which, at the time was quite a poor area with a big hassidic Jewish community. When we moved here in 1981 there was a great deal of tension between the police and the black community just south of here in Dalston. I remember picking up the police communications on short wave radio. Cars were burnt and shops were bombed.

It's peaceful now. Quite gentrified in fact. The various communities seem to be living together comfortably.

It's nice to be back. And there's even a Banksy!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone