Welcome to oldelondon.org
I’m Cheryl Clarke and I started this blog because I love everything (almost) about London and I want to learn more about its history.
I’m not a historian but I haven’t just made this stuff up either. As far as I’m concerned history is about interpretation anyway. I mean we get it from the stuff people document right? Well what they’ve written is their view of the event and then when we read it, form our own opinions and re-gurgitate it into our view of the event or period or whatever we happen to be writing about.
I like to post lots of references to current books and films as well as include my top pics from authors from the period I’m writing about (usually Victorian).
You will also see some posts from two guest authors who I’m very lucky to have.
We’ve got William Saunders he’s lived in London all his life and worked in journalism for about half of it. He is also a poet and the author of Jimi Hendrix London, and the London based thriller The Thursdays And The Rain. He likes to write about a wide range of topics from the Victorian and 20th Century London.
And Ian Mole, although not a native of London, Ian has lived here for almost forty years. He works as a teacher of English to overseas students and has worked in Crete, Poland and Australia. He has a regular column on the Sunderland A.F.C. prize-winning website A Love Supreme and contributes poems and articles to several others.
Hopefully you’ll find it pretty easy to navigate the different posts. You can sort by category or by Author and at the end of each post you’ll find the sources that were used in the research.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or suggestions, PR (as long as its related to London history), or if you would like to contribute!
You can also add me on twitter @oldelondon