Now Then: Florence (extract)
An extract from Jessie Lawson’s podcast series, Now Then, that shares the stories of people who are over 70 years old. This is Florence’s story. Hear the full episode and more here
Aftermath of the New Cross Fire Tragedy
A few years ago Jonny Virgo started making a series of black history documentaries for a mysterious gentleman he met online. Around this time of year he’s always reminded of a particular event, that marked a turning point in race relations in the UK. On 18th January 1981 a fire ripped through a house on New Cross Road in South East London, killing many of the young, black revellers who were partying there.