1930s Musicians of Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush. Including short biographies from famous residents to more forgotten names.

Alban Low is a London based artist who illustrates album artwork, publishes books, designs maps, and organises inclusive exhibitions. He is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London with DJ Ritu.
http://www.albanlow.com/

1930s Musicians of Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush
Alban Low
Published December 2019
ISBN 978-1-912960-29-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 7
SLB0142
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Walk the route

Musicians and locations –
1. Leo McCormack – 25 College Court, Hammersmith, W6 9BT
2. Hammersmith Gaumont – Hammersmith Apollo, W6 9QH
3. Hammersmith Palais – 242 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7NL
4. William Hinkinson – 5 Iffley Rd, Hammersmith, W6 0PB
5. Harold Patrick – 47 Iffley Rd, Hammersmith, W6 0PB
6. Edwin Sowden – 17 Beauclerc Rd, W6 0NS
7. Arthur Lousley – 79 Sulgrave Rd, Hammersmith, W6 7QH
8. Louis Mordish – 10 Melrose Terrace, Hammersmith, W6 7RL
9. Arthur Dean – 51 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7LU
10. Leslie Dunk – 34 Batoum Gardens, W6 7QD
11. Tom Balderson – 8 Lena Gardens, Hammersmith, W6 7QA
12. Harry Lewis – 123 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7PB
13. Cecil Walden – 77 Sterndale Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0HX
14. Oscar Rabin – 45 Dewhurst Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0ES
15. George Patterson – 52 Dewhurst Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0ES
16. Arthur Weighill – 45 Maclise Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0PR
17. Olympia – Hammersmith Rd, W14 8UX
18. Gerald Emms – 64 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8BB
19. Alf Edwards – 86B Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8BN
20. Alec Blackford – 69 Elsham Rd, Kensington, W14 8HD
21. Harold Sherrell – 128 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8BD
22. Paul Fenoulhet – 138 Sinclair Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0NL
23. Charles Meier – 129 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8AS
24. Julie Saumarez – 178 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8AH
25. Herzl Laikin – 196 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8AH
26. Max Lewin – 7 Sinclair Mansions Richmond Way, W12 8LN
27. Gerard Snoeck – 51 Richmond Gdns (now W12 Shopping Centre
28. Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
29. Abraham and Joseph Popplesdorf – 28 Pennard Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8DS

Thank you to Roy Cooke; M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; Leslie Michael Baldock ; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Norman Druker, Lucas Keen, Patrick Bernard); The Gramophone Record Store; and my wife Natalie.

The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from Musician’s Union handbooks from the 1930s. Every effort has been made to research and verify information and we are grateful to those experts who have helped in the making of this series. If you know any additional information or corrections then we would love to include them in future editions.

1930s Musicians of Mortlake, East Sheen and Barnes – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes. Including short biographies from famous residents to more forgotten names.

Alban Low is a London based artist who illustrates album artwork, publishes books, designs maps, and organises inclusive exhibitions. He is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London with DJ Ritu.
http://www.albanlow.com/

1930s Musicians of East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes
Alban Low
Published November 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-25-5
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 6
SLB0137
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Walk the route

Musicians and locations –
1. Herbert Clay (violin) – 22 Rothesay Avenue, TW10 5EA
2. Harold ‘Bert’ Heath (trumpet) – 12 Leinster Ave, East Sheen, SW14 7JP
3. Winifred Copperwheat (viola) – 4 Westhay Gardens, SW14 7RU
4. Aubrey Brain (French horn) – 22 Richmond Park Rd, East Sheen, SW14 8JT
5. Michael Graydon (French horn) – 7 Park Drive, SW14 8RB
6. Sheelah Field (harp) – 14 Sunbury Avenue, SW14 8RA
7. Arthur Bliss (composer/conductor) – Old Mortlake Burial Ground, SW14 8BP
8. The Bull’s Head – 373 Lonsdale Rd, SW13 9PY
9. Victor Moon (violin) – 38 Brookwood Ave, SW13 0LR
10. Eric James (piano/composer/arranger) – 23 Brookwood Avenue, SW13 0LR
11. Bobby Howell (musical director) – 29 The Crescent, SW13 0NN
12. Walter Harding (piano) – 42 Hillersdon Ave, SW13 0EF
13. Violet Pusey (violin) – 43 Glebe Rd, SW13 0EB
14. George Harlow (cornet) – 72 Elm Grove Rd, Barnes, SW13 0BX
15. Jimmy Mayers (trumpet) – 4 The Crescent, SW13 0NN
16. Frederick Thurston (clarinet) – 22 Lowther Rd, Barnes, SW13 9NX
17. David Andrews (piano) – 49 Castelnau, Barnes, SW13 9RT
18. Percy Whitaker (flute) – 33 Ullswater Rd, Barnes, SW13 9PL
19. George Alexander (piano) – The Coach House, 105 Castelnau, SW13 9EL
20. Joy Boughton (oboe) – 117 Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, SW13 9DA
21. Thomas Wightman (bassoon) – 49 Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, SW13 9JR
22. Mary Keel (oboe) and Frederick Keel (composer) – 207 Castelnau, Barnes, SW13 9EA

Thank you to Roy Cooke; M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; The British Library; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Norman Druker, Lucas Keen, Patrick Bernard); The Gramophone Record Store; and my wife Natalie.

The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from Musician’s Union handbooks from the 1930s. Every effort has been made to research and verify
information and we are grateful to those experts who have helped in the making of this series. If you know any additional information or corrections then we would love to
include them in future editions. Contact alban.low@sampsonlow.com

Flash #MyLandmarks – Museum of Walking Chapbook

During September 2019, the Museum of Walking invited people to submit a flash writing piece of 250 words (or under) about a place that is meaningful and significant to them. We were open to personal impressions, stories or descriptions of buildings, natural elements like trees, lakes or places anywhere in the world.

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Flash #MyLandmarks includes the winning stories from Andrew Anderson, Ruth Bradshaw, Paul Chown, Mel Davies, Carrie Dunne, Alison Fure, Pennie Hedge, Laurence Sullivan and Amanda Tuke.

The competition was judged by N G Bristow (screen writer, director and visual artist running the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths, University of London), Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone (author, editor and tutor on the Novel Studio at City, University of London) and Andrew Stuck (Founding Director of the Museum of Walking).

Flash #MyLandmarks
Stories of special places
Andrew Anderson, Ruth Bradshaw, Paul Chown, Mel Davies, Carrie Dunne, Alison Fure,
Pennie Hedge, Laurence Sullivan and Amanda Tuke
Published November 2019
ISBN 978-1-912960-33-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 4
SLB0146
Print run of 100
Price – £3.99
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Strip Down – Poems of modern life

Medical progress blasting us ahead… technological progress leaving us behind… politics setting us against each other without providing coherent answers… It’s hard to know if this the start of a new and exciting era or the end of the world. But probably it’s just business as usual for humans.

The “Potcake Chapbook” series is named for the dogs of the Bahamas and the Caribbean – strays that live off the burnt scrapings of cooking pots. The poems in the series are a mixed bunch – but the potcake of our logo wears a bow tie to show that he and all the poems are formal. These poems are memorable in part because they rhyme and scan, as all truly memorable poetry does. We subscribe to the use of form, no matter how formless the times in which we live.

Strip Down
Poems of modern life
Marcus Bales, D.A. Prince, Brian Allgar, Robin Helweg-Larsen, A.E. Stallings, Tom Vaughan, Vera Ignatowitsch, George Simmers, Susan de Sola, Claudia Gary, Antonia Clark, David Galef, Paula Mahon, Gail White
Published October 2019
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
ISBN 978-1-912960-23-1
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 5
SLB135
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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One Small Step – Flash fiction inspired by the first Moon Walk

On the 20th July 1969 Neil Armstrong, one of the three members of the Apollo II crew, uttered those famous words as he was the first human being to step and then walk on the Moon. A global televised event, the first Moon Walk not only evokes a nostalgia for an as yet unrealised future of the Space Age, but also a discomfort around the language of colonisation and conquest, inspiring the Museum of Walking to run the One Small Step Creative Writing Walkshop, held on the 20th July 2019 and to hold the One Small Step Flash Writing Competition.

One Small Step includes the winning stories from Andrew Anderson, Laura Besley, Ned Carter Miles, Mel Davies, Phoebe Demeger, Gordon Duncan, Carrie Dunne, Jason
Jawando, Kate Kirby, Andy Lavender, Roz Mascall, Nora Nadjarian, Helen Ottaway, Sylvia Petter, Bart Van Goethem and Diane Woodrow. The competition was judged by N G Bristow (screen writer, director and visual artist running the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths,
University of London), Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone (author, editor and tutor on the Novel Studio at City, University of London) and Andrew Stuck (Founding Director of the
Museum of Walking).

One Small Step
Flash fiction inspired by the first Moon Walk
Andrew Anderson, Laura Besley, Ned Carter Miles, Mel Davies, Phoebe Demeger, Gordon Duncan, Carrie Dunne, Jason Jawando, Kate Kirby, Andy Lavender, Roz Mascall, Nora Nadjarian, Helen Ottaway, Sylvia Petter, Bart Van Goethem and Diane Woodrow
Published October 2019
ISBN 978-1-912960-27-9
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 3
SLB0139
Print run of 200
Price – £3.99
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1930s Musicians of Tufnell Park – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Tufnell Park. Including short biographies from famous residents to more forgotten names. You can also find more modern sites including the Odeon Cinema on Holloway Road.

Alban Low is a London based artist who illustrates album artwork, publishes books, designs maps, and organises inclusive exhibitions. He is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London with DJ Ritu.
http://www.albanlow.com/

1930s Musicians of Tufnell Park
Alban Low
Published September 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-19-4
A6 Size
32 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 5
SLB0132
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Walk the route

Musicians and locations –
1. Doris Griffiths, 22 Cathcart Hill, N19
2. Jack Rosse, 25 Cathcart Hill, N19
3. Jack Hemming, 7 Cathcart Hill, N19
4. Harold Maddren, 43 Tytherton Rd, N19
5. Ernest Ingleton, 3 and 16 Yerbury Rd, N19
6. Abraham Feuerman, 18 Tufnell Park Rd, N7
7. Gaumont/Odeon Cinema, 419-427 Holloway Road
8. Frank Deniz, 33 Northview, N7
8. Fela Sowande, 21 Northview, N7
9. Sam Feuerman, 27 Huddleston Rd, N7
10. Reg Cole, 17 Huddleston Rd, N7
11. Wilfred Hambleton, 14 Huddleston Rd, N7
12. Irving Ledor, 4 St George’s Ave, N7
13. Frederick Hall, 39 Carleton Rd, N7
14. Noel Vincent, 30 Bardolph Rd, N7
15. Arthur Sandford, 38 Parkhurst Court, N7
15. George ‘Miff’ Ferrie, 44 Parkhurst Court, N7
16. Joseph & Leonard Perry, 9 Loraine Rd, N7
17. Cecil Garner, 568 Caledonian Rd, N7
18. Erik Ogden, 29 Loraine Mansions, Widdenham Rd, N7
19. Sam Rothman, 436 Camden Rd, N7
20. Willie Solomon, 44 Hilmarton Rd, N7
21. Louis Nathan, 15 Hungerford Rd, N7
22. John Priestman, 147 Hungerford Rd, N7
23. Felix White, 28 Hilldrop Crescent, N7
24. Mark Maurice, 7 Hilldrop Crescent, N7
25. Reginald Biggers, 73 Brecknock Rd, N7
26. Wynford Reynolds, 119 Brecknock Rd, N19
27. Leslie ‘Jiver’ Hutchinson, 128 Torriano Ave, NW5
28. George Curtis, 20 Torriano Rd, NW5
29. Maurice Zimbler, 78 Caversham Rd, NW5
30. Alwyn Hart, 70 Islip St, NW5
31. Arthur Watkins, 6 Fortess Rd, NW5

Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; John Chilton; Brian Rust; Edmund Whitehouse; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; Roy Cooke; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Norman Druker, Lucas Keen, Patrick Bernard); The Gramophone Record Store; and my wife Natalie.

Shipwrecked – Museum of Walking Chapbook

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe was first published 300 years’ ago on the 25th April 1719. In honour of this much loved classic, the Museum of Walking organised the #Crusoe300 Flash Fiction Competition as well as a Creative Writing Walkshop.

Shipwrecked includes the winning stories from Sarah McPherson, Jon Fox, Elizabeth Forsyth, Moira Tighe, Laurence Sullivan, Mavis Pilbeam, Fiona Ritchie Walker and Nora Nadjarian. The competition was judged by N G Bristow (screen writer, director and visual artist running the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths University of London), Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone (author, editor and tutor on the Novel Studio at City, University of London) and Andrew Stuck (Founding Director of the Museum of Walking).

Shipwrecked
New flash fiction celebrating the 300th anniversary of Robinson Crusoe
Sarah McPherson, Jon Fox, Elizabeth Forsyth, Moira Tighe, Laurence Sullivan, Mavis Pilbeam, Fiona Ritchie Walker, Nora Nadjarian
Published August 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-22-4
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Museum of Walking Chapbook 1
SLB0134
Print run of 100
Price – £2.99
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I Return to You – Susie Campbell

This pamphlet explores how we inhabit a world of marks. Some of these marks we make to communicate, demarcate or belong. Others are more mysterious. We don’t know how to read them or who made them. We may not even know if they are deliberate or just a trick of the light.

“From this obsession was born first a performance, creating a set of chalk marks which I found particularly resonant, then an interest in taking these marks out into the street: allowing them to mingle with, and hide amongst, the multitude of everyday signs, marks and symbols with which we are surrounded. Finally, the poems arrived in this chapbook, an appropriate form for a series of poems that started out as an interest in itinerants, such as the itinerant pedlars or chapmen who were the original purveyors of these little books. The poems comprise words, marks and photographs that explore our relationship with, and responsibility for,  a world of marks –  including the marks of our written language –  and how technology has in some ways detached us from our marks and in other ways, returned them to us through new forms and media.”
Susie Campbell, 2019

Susie Campbell is studying for a practice-based poetry PhD at Oxford Brookes. Her other poetry pamphlets are The Bitters (Dancing Girl Press, 2014), The Frock Enquiry (Annexe, 2015) and Tenter (Guillemot Press, 2020).
Read more from Susie Campbell.

I Return to You
Susie Campbell
Published August 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-21-7
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Chapbook 36
SLB0133
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Families and Other Fiascoes – Potcake Chapbook

Your family… you don’t choose it, you wouldn’t be alive without it, and it ripples out from you in all directions. Here 13 of the best current poets comment on children and parents, with the odd grandparent tossed in along with twins and the question of how to deal with an ex. Even an ex remains family…

Families and Other Fiascoes
Poems on relatives
Anthony Lombardy, Maryann Corbett, Vera Ignatowitsch, A.E. Stallings, Chris O’Carroll, Susan de Sola, Jane Blanchard, Michael R. Burch, Edmund Conti, Tom Vaughan, Kathryn Jacobs, Ann Drysdale, Gail White
Published July 2019
Series Editor Robin Helweg-Larsen
Illustrated by Alban Low
Art Director Eliza Helweg-Larsen
ISBN 978-1-912960-20-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Potcake Chapbook 4
SLB131
Print run of 250
Price – £2.60
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The “Potcake Chapbook” series is named for the dogs of the Bahamas and the Caribbean – strays that live off the burnt scrapings of cooking pots. The poems in the series are a mixed bunch – but the potcake of our logo wears a bow tie to show that he and all the poems are formal. These poems are memorable in part because they rhyme and scan, as all truly memorable poetry does. We subscribe to the use of form, no matter how formless the times in which we live.

To read more about the poets featured in this chapbook visit the Potcake Poets page.