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Areeb is a Tottenham resident who heard about the riots in his local area while praying at the mosque. He was shocked by what he saw, and talks here about his thoughts about the causes and the lessons learned.
John grew up in the fifties and tells Alison Nash what life was like when you had to find a shilling for the gas meter, there was no TV, not much radio and you had to make your own entertainment. He remembers shops where the assistant put your money in an air-powered shoot and it whizzed off to get your change! Simple days, he says, but they were happy.....
John was involved in the cubs and then the scouts as a young boy and then as a leader. Here he tells some memories of his time in the movement and especially of camping trips and expeditions.
John Parkins worked for many years for London Transport and here describes the working of the once-famous trolley-buses which used to serve the streets of London.
John Parkins lived in the same house in Sutton for 30 years, and talks about having the milk delivered by the milkman with a horse and cart. He also talks about "saturday morning pictures" which cost 6d a week, and involved singing along to the mighty wurlitzer