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History of Thamesmead to be celebrated in new book

PUBLISHED: 17:23 20 April 2018

The event will take place at the Thamesmead Information Hub, 216 Yarnton Way. Picture: Google

The event will take place at the Thamesmead Information Hub, 216 Yarnton Way. Picture: Google

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Housing charity Peabody is to publish a new photographic book on Thamesmead to celebrate 50 years of the town.

The charity is asking Londoners to contribute images and memories of Thamesmead from 1968 to the present day.

Designed by acclaimed designer and art director Peter Chadwick, the book will feature archival images that capture the daily life, personal moments and the unique history of the town.

Interested residents are also invited this Saturday (April 21) to listen to renowned photographer George Plemper discuss his seminal photos of Thamesmead in the 1970s.

The event will take place at the Thamesmead Information Hub, 216 Yarnton Way.

The project is part of the Thamesmead Community Archive where people can share old photos, newspapers and leaflets from Thamesmead’s past.

To submit images contact lisa.drew@peabody.org.uk.

Adriana Marques, head of Thamesmead Culture, said: “Not everyone realises how teeming with talent Thamesmead is, and we’re having the best time working with the community to celebrate all that is great about the town.”

Visit www.thamesmeadnow.org.uk for full information about the Thamesmead 50th celebrations.

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