De

london diary

September 2019

back to September main page

my london diary

Clean Air for Catford Children

Catford, London. Sat 21 Sep 2019



 

 The Corbett Community Centre in the Corbett Library in Catford, one of many libraries financed by Andrew Carnegie
     
 Archibald Cameron Corbett, born in Glasgow was a politician and philanthropist who built the Hither Green Estate with high quality homes for middle

 class and skilled working class tenants. As well as houses he built shops, churches, schools and recreation grounds

 and, in 1907, this library. Everything the people needed but alcohol, as he was a committed to the temperance movement.

 Children and adults had spent the afternoon makeing posters and placards for the protest.

 and the came out ready for the march.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Eventually people came out for the march onto Torridon Road, walking along the pavement. The march became

 very spread out because of this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The march turned onto Brownhill Road, a busy stretch of the South Circular route, where heavy traffic and

 congestion make this one of the most polluted areas of London.

 'The Air I Breathe Shouldn't Kill Me'. But London's polluted air is responsible for around 10,000 deaths every year

 

 'More Gardens Less Cars'

 'For Cleaner Air Cycle Catford'

 

 'Green Screens 4 Schools'

 I stand on a refuge in the middle of the South Circular to photograph between gaps in the traffic

 

 

 

 

 

September main page
 


 

january
february
march
april
may
june
july
august
september
october
november
december

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999

Other sites with my pictures include

london pictures
londons industrial history
lea valley / river lea

and you can read what I think about photography on my blog at

>Re:PHOTO

All pictures on this section of the site are Copyright © 2019 Peter Marshall;
to buy prints or for permission to reproduce pictures or to comment on this site, or for any other questions,

contact me

your comments may be added to the site - or not. Comments are welcome on the >Re:PHOTO blog.

Payment may be waived for acceptable non-profit uses by suitable non-funded organisations.
But organisations that pay any staff should also pay photographers.

All pictures on these pages are copyright © Peter Marshall 2019 and may not be reproduced without permission.
Unauthorised copying of images registered at the US Copyright Office may result in punitive damages.

Site search Web search

powered by FreeFind