1930s Musicians of Lewisham, Brockley and New Cross – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in and around Lewisham, Brockley and New Cross. This book contains a map and short biographies, from famous residents to more forgotten names.

1930s Musicians of Lewisham, Brockley and New Cross
Alban Low

Published October 2021
ISBN 978-1-912960-54-5
A6 Size
16 printed pages
A World in London Chapbook 9
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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1. Alexander Gifford (piano/organ) – 25 Granville Park, Blackheath, SE13 7DY
2.Cyril Cyphus (organ) – 16 Belmont Grove, Blackheath, SE13 5DW
3.Frederick Dumayne (singer/conductor) – 46 Caterham Rd, Blackheath, SE13 5AR
4.Les Perry (flute/bandleader) – 55 Lee High Rd, SE13 5NS
5.Gaumont Palace – Junction of Molesworth Street and Rennell Street, SE13
6.Freddie Finch (trumpet) – 18 Jerrard St, Lewisham SE13 7TA
7.Stanley Stray (piano) – 28 Sandrock Rd, Lewisham, SE13 7TS
8.Franklyn White (violin) – 66 Loampit Hill Lewisham, SE13 7SX
9.Arthur Kipps (organ) – 3 Darling Rd, SE4 1YQ
10.Art Jennings (saxophone) – 26A Tressillian Rd, SE4 1YB
11. Walter Stiasny (conductor) and Sylvia Patriss (vocalist) – 55 Tressillian Rd, London SE4 1YA
12.Edward Swingler (flute) – 94 Tressillian Rd, SE4 1YD
13.Peter Wise (accordion) – 80 Wickham Rd, Brockley, SE4 1LS
14.William Lodge (saxophone/violin) – 81 Millmark Grove, Brockley, SE14 6RH
15.Stanley Van Raalte (piano) – 102 St Donatts Rd, SE14 6NT
16.Goldsmiths Music Studios – 286 New Cross Road, SE14 6AF
17.Steve Gauna (guitar) – 21 Jerningham Rd, New Cross, SE14 5NQ
18.New Cross Kinema – 325-327 New Cross Road, SE14 6JP
19.New Cross Empire – 483-485 New Cross Road, SE14 6TQ

The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from 1930s Musician’s Union handbooks. 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.

Alban Low is a London-based artist. He co-hosts The Vinyl Thread on Radio Nope, and is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London.

Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National
Archives; BBC; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Lucas Keen); Radio Nope (Bob, Conan, Deb & Brian);
Norman and Tom Druker; George, Maggie and Felix; and my wife Natalie.

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THE WALKING CURE – an immersive detective story. Geolocated audio for a 30 minute two-person sound walk experience.

Flash fiction with links to geolocated audio
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Published October 2021
ISBN 978-1-912960-69-9
A6 Size
40 printed pages
Museum of Walking Chapbook 10
Print run of 200
Price – £4.99

Original artwork by Alban Low.

NG BRISTOW is a writer / director and artist. He runs the MA in Directing Fiction at Goldsmiths, University of London. Credits as screenwriter / director include commissions by FilmFour, C4, BBC, UKFC, BFI, NIFC, NI Screen and the Arts Council. He has acted opposite Vivian Stanshall in the Tale of the Long Sky; terrified audiences with his binaural nightmare, The Ever-Expanding Cabinet of Unnameable Horrors, and brought theatre to the terraces of Millwall Football Club. He is a former Irish men’s sabre champion, though his fencing is a little rusty these days…

ANDREW STUCK is the founder of The Museum of Walking, created to bring people together and showcase walking pieces and performances. He is also a podcaster, interviewing creative people who use walking as a catalyst for their practice. Talking Walking is now in its twelfth year with more than 100 episodes. www.talkingwalking.net