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
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