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Chair Of The Street

December 9, 2016

Its amazing how many chairs I’ve bumped into over the years.

Chair on Brick Lane

Chair on Brick Lane with leaves. London 1998

Chair, Poplar 2007

Chair, Poplar, London 2007

Chairs in the street, Naples c.1986

Chairs in the street. Naples, Italy c.1986

Barcelona. Man moving a chair 2005

Man moving a chair. Barcelona, Spain 2005

Two chairs on Brick Lane

Two chairs on Brick Lane with seated woman. London 1998

Office chair on a mans head

Office chair on a mans head, Brick Lane. London 2008

Man with chair, Brick Lane 1986

Man with chair, Brick Lane. London 1986

Man pushing a wheel chair. Whitechapel Rd, 2007

Man pushing a wheel chair. Whitechapel Rd. London 2007

Man sitting on abandoned chair off Brick Lane 1984

Man sitting on abandoned chair, off Brick Lane. London 1984

Chair, Poplar 2007

Chair, Poplar, London 2007

Race Relations Act

December 8, 2016

On this day in 1965 a new Race relations Act came into force making racial discrimination unlawful in public places. Discrimination on the “grounds of colour, race, or ethnic or national origins” in public places became a civil (not criminal) offence. The new law did not cover housing or employment. The act did little to combat racism and was amended in subsequent years. Here are some photographs of campaigns against racism.

24 hour non stop picket. Trafalgar Square, London 1984

24 hour non stop picket. South African embassy, Trafalgar Square, London 1984

Black Lives Matter, Liverpool 2016

Black Lives Matter, Liverpool 2016

Anti Racist prtest, Spitalfields 1994

Anti Racist protest, Spitalfields 1994

Anti-Racist demonstration, South London c.1990

Anti-Racist demonstration, South London c.1990

Black Lives Matter, Liverpool 2016

Black Lives Matter, Liverpool 2016

TUC Anti-Racist demonstration, East London 1994

TUC Anti-Racist demonstration, East London 1994

Anti Racist demonstration. East London 1994

Anti Racist demonstration. East London 1994

Anti Racist demonstration, East London 1980's

Anti Racist demonstration, East London 1980s

Three women at the TUC anti racist demonstration, 1994

Three women at the TUC anti racist demonstration, 1994

Anti BNP demo outside John Scurr school c. 1984

Anti BNP demo outside John Scurr school, East London c. 1984

Black Lives Matter, Liverpool 2016

Black Lives Matter, Liverpool 2016

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Cinema In Bangladesh

December 7, 2016

On this day in 2002 in Bangladesh, four cinemas were bombed within 30 minutes of each other. At least 15 people were killed and over 200 were injured.

Cinema posters on a wall in Chittagong 2009

Cinema posters on a wall in Chittagong, Bangladesh 2009

Dhaka cinema with rickshaws waiting outside

Dhaka cinema with rickshaws waiting outside, 1995

A horse and carriage carrying cinema advertising

A horse and carriage carrying cinema advertising, Dhaka, Bangladesh 2009

Cinema posters on a wall in Chittagong 2009

Cinema posters on a wall in Chittagong, Bangladesh 2009

Mobile phone plug and cinema poster remnants

Mobile phone plug and cinema poster remnants, Chittagong, Bangladesh 2009

A woman walks past a wall plastered with cinema posters

A woman walks past a wall plastered with cinema posters. Chittagong, Bangladesh 2009

Cinema posters, Chittagong 2008

Cinema posters, Chittagong, Bangladesh 2008

Photographs of Bangladesh & London with acrylic

Photographs of Bangladesh & London. Collage with acrylic. 2016

Rickshaw, Dhaka Bangladesh 2009

Film stars on a rickshaw. Dhaka, Bangladesh 2009

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Prohibition

December 6, 2016

On this day in 1930 prohibition ended in the USA. Here are some photographs of pubs I’ve visited over the years.

George pub, Liverpool 1979

The George pub, Liverpool 1979

Pub, New York City 2005

Pub, New York City 2005

Seven Stars Pub, Brick Lane 1999

Seven Stars Pub, Brick Lane 1999

Children walk past the seven stars pub

Children walk past the Seven Stars pub, Brick Lane 2002

Seven Stars pub, Brick Lane c.1995

Seven Stars pub, Brick Lane 1995

The Golden Heart Pub 2000

Rose in The Golden Heart Pub. Spitalfields 2000

The Golden Heart pub 2010

The Golden Heart pub 2010

Two men in a Lodge Lane pub. Liverpool 1980 (Bishopsgate Collection)

Two men in a Lodge Lane pub. Liverpool 1980 (Bishopsgate Institute Collection)

The Golden Heart pub, London 2008

The Golden Heart pub, London 2008

Vincent Hayes behind the bar at the Lord Hood pub. London 1980's

Vincent Hayes behind the bar at the Lord Hood pub. London 1980s

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The Spirit Of Protest

December 5, 2016
Pensioners campaigning to save Liverpool Women's Hospital

Pensioners campaigning to save Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Voting for a mass campaign of non payment. The Davenant Centre, East London 1990

Voting for a mass campaign of non payment of the ‘Poll Tax’. The Davenant Centre, East London 1990

Max Levitas (now 101) campaigning in 2015

Max Levitas (now 101) campaigning for social housing in 2015

Campaigners outside the home of Horif Miah who was threatened with bailiffs. East London 1991

Campaigners outside the home of Horif Miah who was threatened with bailiffs (for non payment of the ‘Poll Tax’). East London 1991

Health campaigner Felicity Dowling

Health campaigner Felicity Dowling. Liverpool 2016

'Outrage' protest 1992

‘Outrage’ protest calling for Gay law reform. London 1992

Protester against cuts in adult education, 2010

Protester against cuts in adult education, 2010

Protester at anti nuclear rally

Protester at anti nuclear rally. Brighton sea front early 1980s

Cuts protest, TUC March London 2011

‘Tory cuts medicine’, TUC March London 2011

Belle protesting with others outside a BNP election meeting, 1986

Belle Harris protesting with others outside a BNP election meeting, John Scurr School 1986

Protester against the war. London 1991

Protester against the war. London 1991

Cruise missile protest

Protest against ‘Cruise’ missiles halts traffic on Whitechapel Rd in 1982

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Out For A Walk

December 4, 2016
Man walking, New York 2005

Man walking, New York 2005

Woman walking under the Bridge in Brick Lane, London c.1983

Woman walking under the Bridge in Brick Lane, London c.1983

Dray's Walk 2014

Walking down Dray’s Walk. London 2014

Woman walking on Bethnal Green Road, London c.1985

Woman walking on Bethnal Green Road, London c.1985

Drays Walk 2014

Walking down Drays Walk, London 2014

Man with walking stick. Brick Lane, London c.1984

Man with walking stick. Brick Lane, London c.1984

Man with walking stick. Brick Lane, London 2012

Man with walking stick. Brick Lane, London 2012

Walking down Brick Lane, London c. 1983

Walking down Brick Lane, London c. 1983

Man walking, Roman Road London 2009

Man walking, Roman Road London 2009

Two women walking down Brick Lane, London c.1985

Two women walking down Brick Lane, London c.1985

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Parks

December 3, 2016
Children play on swings in Plashet park, Newham 1985

Children play on swings in Plashet park (watched by riot police), Newham 1985

Wavertree Park 2016

Wavertree Park Liverpool 2016

Sefton Park, c.1980

Sefton Park, c.1980

Trees in Central Park. New York 2005

Trees in Central Park. New York 2005

Police in Plashet park, Newham 1985

Police in Plashet park, Newham 1985

Wavertree Park 2016

Wavertree Park 2016

Central Park New York 2005

Central Park New York 2005

Kiveton Park (on Strike), 1984

Kiveton Park (on Strike), 1984

Swan travelling along the Regents Canal. Mile End Park, London 2008

Swan travelling along the Regents Canal. Mile End Park, London 2008

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Sefton Park, c.1980

Sefton Park, c.1980