Monthly Archives: August 2011

Did Charlton have a flexi-disc factory?

A question from Darren… I was thinking about Flexi discs in the middle of last night – you know, those cheap acetate records that used to come in mags? Nobody – except a dodgy company in San Francisco make ‘em … Continue reading

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Calling all residents: The Charlton Riverside Action Group is formed

After various discussions between local residents, it’s been decided that a group of people should form to meet regularly to discuss and act upon issues concerning the northern part of Charlton. The map below outlines the area the Charlton Riverside Action Group … Continue reading

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Charlton history: The man who took a bullet for the PM

Inside St Luke’s Church, Charlton Village, lies the unintended victim of an assassination attempt on a British prime minister. Charlton Champion historian Boneyboy tells the story of Edward Drummond… St Luke’s Church is the burial place of the only British … Continue reading

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Charlton’s night of looting: Confessions of a curtain-twitcher

Living on Woolwich Road has its ups and downs. The constant traffic is unfortunate, but there are many positives. One positive is being able to see the realities of human life through the partially drawn curtains of my home. On … Continue reading

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Is the Thames Barrier’s visitor centre good enough?

A London mayoral hopeful has voiced fears for the future of the Thames Barrier’s visitor centre after it was revealed visitor numbers have dropped sharply over the past three years. Liberal Democrat Mike Tuffrey, who hopes to become the party’s … Continue reading

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Charlton looting: Businessman’s daughter in court

From Telegraph.co.uk: Laura Johnson appears as far removed as is possible from the lawless “underclass” said to have been blighting Britain’s streets. The 19–year–old is a high–flying pupil who attended St Olave’s Grammar School – the fourth best performing state … Continue reading

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Charlton deals with the day after the looting

Most shops and businesses in Charlton had closed by the middle of Tuesday afternoon as fears grew of further riots across south-east London. In Charlton Village, all premises were closed except the Bugle Horn pub and the new Baguette sandwich … Continue reading

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