Kit was born in Camden in the 1930’s. She recalls life in London during the blitz, describes living conditions for a typical working family both before and after the war, and talks about how Queen’s Crescent market has changed over the years. She tells us what she observes at the Farm from her kitchen window, and why it’s so important to the community.
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Joyce was born in Camden in 1928 and lived here her whole life. Sadly, she died recently, but up until a few weeks before she passed, she continued her work as a volunteer at Kentish Town City Farm. In this excerpt, she shares colourful stories of her early years growing up in a large working class family in the years leading into WWII.
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Foyzur describes what it was like for him growing up in one of the only Asian families in Kentish Town in the 1990’s. Now as the manager of the local community centre, and a parent, he offers his thoughts about how the area has become more diverse and tolerant, describes trading conditions at Queens Crescent market, and explains why the Farm is still his favourite spot in town.
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Christina shares her memories of Camden in the late 70’s when she was the mother of a small child. She describes the Queen’s Crescent Market and talks about the important role that the Farm, Talacre and the Heath played in her life. She also comments on the differences between her own childhood, her daughter’s childhood and childhood today .
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Listen to Buz, a Camden resident since he moved to London as a child in 1972, as he reminisces about Queens Crescent, the Farm, playing football at Talacre and swimming on Hampstead Heath.
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