I sometimes feel that the city is like a network of veins and we’re the blood as we move through it, bringing life. I love the city – there’s always so much to see.
The first picture here is of a film set that’s been left standing out in a yard in St James’ Road SE1 for the last 10 years.
Below is a picture of a 1960s vicarage on Bermondsey Street, which was given a false front to make it match the 16th century church. The windows and door are painted wood.
Below left: there are lots of these shelter signs on estates around south-east London. For a while I wasn’t sure if they were really air raid shelters or not, but recently I did a local history walk with a Bermondsey school and the teaching assistants who came with us remembered playing in them when they were children.
Below right: his is part of the Grand Surrey Canal, which is now a concrete walkway through SE15. Some parts of the Canal Path have preserved the old bridges, and in other places the traces of the canal are much harder to find. I’ll be doing a walk called ‘Ghost Canal’ in the summer.