Tag Archives: 1980s

I thought it was funny at the time

In 1984, I had been transferred to Kemure Road Depot in Hackney. It wasn’t a good move as I’d some very difficult past experiences with the General Trades Manager there, a man named John S. I’d knew him to be … Continue reading

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A Sharply Focused Teacher

“Had a long talk with Mr Dork. I explained I was a one- parent child with an unemployed bad- tempered father. Mr Dork said that he wouldn’t care if I was the offspring of a black, lesbian, one- legged mother … Continue reading

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Committed Comrades

Through the early to mid 1980s Margaret Thatcher waged a vindictive and unrelenting war against the Labour movement in general and specifically the Metropolitan County Councils. Her nemesis was Ken Livingstone the ultimate “left” Leader of the G.L.C. at County Hall … Continue reading

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Harold Hill history.

True stories to my granddaughter Kay. Hi Kay, as with most things, the most tenuous threads of fate pull together in forming both a personal as well as an interactive history of me with others and others with me.  So … Continue reading

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