from the topdraw_

Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2018 by johnny haddo

via 1867 Portland Road and Princedale Road spoons robbery raids court proceedings. Tom Vague.

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Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2018 by johnny haddo

an Orrisdale man crossing the mountains at night heard faery music which took his fancy; he memorised it, the Air is now known as the ‘Bollan Bane’_

bollan bane

 

women of the future…1902_

Posted in Uncategorized on May 23, 2018 by johnny haddo

1902

Commedia dell’arte & Jerry Cornelius_

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2018 by johnny haddo

200px-Entropy_tangoThe good airship Lady Charlotte Lever chugged over what was probably Transcarpathia. Una Persson was stopping over in London to see her lover Catherine. Makhno’s anarchists held Ontario. Toronto was about to fall. The Americans were agitated. It was 1948 and a second World War was about to break out. Major Nye hoped not. He remembered the Great War and Geneva in 1910. Jerry Cornelius was left behind in a New Hampshire barn. While in Lionel Himmler’s Blue Spot Club, Miss Brunner ordered jugged hare as Bartok played on the jukebox…kinda reminds one of the teeming world of Shakespeare’s  London, from the enigmatic spy Kit Marlowe to the self-aggrandising Ben Jonson, from the actor Richard Burbage to the fab Thomas Middleton..much to do about nothing, eh_

I don’t want to alarm anyone, but there’s a child vampire in the house_

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2018 by johnny haddo

child

burn, baby burn_

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2018 by johnny haddo

While most recollections of 1968 concern events in Paris, Germany, the US and South America, there was also a minor uprising in London. That is being commemorated with a suitably bijou single-room exhibition at the Tate Britain, and also a new publication in Four Corners’ Irregular series – about which I first wrote here. […]

via King Mob, the Camden Poster Workshop and revolutionary London in 1968 — The Great Wen

Who owns St George’s Hill, birthplace of the Diggers?

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2017 by johnny haddo

Who owns England?

Image: Still from the film Winstanley, 1975.

In April 1649, Gerrard Winstanley and a rag-tag band calling themselves ‘Diggers’ set up camp on St George’s Hill in Surrey, and made history.

There is a widespread misconception that the Diggers had chosen to cultivate common land. In fact, St George’s Hill was probably Crown Land – which, following the execution of Charles I, had become of uncertain ownership. The Diggers were one amongst various millennarian cults of the post-monarchy era who were convinced that with the death of the king, a new era had dawned.

For Winstanley, that new era heralded the end of private property and a chance to throw off the ‘Norman yoke’ of elite landownership that had enslaved the common people of England since 1066. “The earth is a common treasury for all”, he proclaimed, “both rich and poor, that every one that is born in the…

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