Progress in 2023 and what’s next for 2024

Over the past year I’ve focussed mainly on projects in the City and Clerkenwell that developed from the idea of Exploring EC1, started before the pandemic. More background on that below, with plans for further development including an exciting project in North Kensington. Highlights in 2023 I’ve created a set of wiki pages that bring … Continue reading “Progress in 2023 and what’s next for 2024”

Does a name follow a sense of community or vice versa?

When Oliver Bennett, editor of the excellent EC1 Echo, invited me to write a column, I focussed on the many different names we use for local neighbourhoods. Smithfield, Farringdon, Aldersgate, Cripplegate, Barbican, Barts Square, Clerkenwell, St Luke’s, Finsbury are a few. It set me wondering how far this detracts from any shared sense of community. … Continue reading “Does a name follow a sense of community or vice versa?”