Goddard’s Pie & Mash shop has closed after 128 years in Deptford by Anita Strasser

Here is another story from Anita’s PhD which looks at the regeneration of Deptford. This time it concerns A. J. Goddard, a pie & mash shop with a history of 128 years in Deptford. The closure is due to the increased need for maintenance work which Goddard’s cannot afford while receiving a decreasing number of customers. As a result, … More Goddard’s Pie & Mash shop has closed after 128 years in Deptford by Anita Strasser

The Reggae Map of New Cross by Les Back and William ‘Lez’ Henry

In preparation for the Bass Culture 70/50 event held at Goldsmiths on 29th May 2018 we wanted to try and find a way to bring together for visitors the rich history of reggae in South East London.   This history circulates within the local community in ways that are often not documented or passed between local … More The Reggae Map of New Cross by Les Back and William ‘Lez’ Henry

A Walk in Mayfair on a Saturday in March by Eleanor Smith-Hahn

I come out of Green Park tube station into the fleeting city. In the maelstrom of bodies on the dark pavement I move down Piccadilly. In the flow of people I am isolated. Walter Benjamin (1939) writes: ‘fear, revulsion and horror were the emotions which the big city crowd aroused in those who first observed … More A Walk in Mayfair on a Saturday in March by Eleanor Smith-Hahn