Local residents

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Felicia, a local jewellery design student at Central St Martin's, outside Le Creperie, September 2011.

 

All photos © Jørn Tomter/Tomter Photography

Guy Paterson in his studio on Glyn Road. He specialises in alternative photographic processes.

 

The Pedro Youth Club on Rushmore Road.

 

Stanley is relaxing in what used to be his upholstery shop on Millfields Road for 50 years. Stanley is a 90 year old gentleman and goes ballroom dancing every week. He said the Chatsworth Road market used to be great but today it is a bit tarty.

 

Chatworth Road might not have many places to hang out in the evening, but one great place to meet people is at the Laundrette service on the corner of Rushmore and Chatworth Road. It is run by Zak who loves fast cars.

 

Brian Walker is a sign writer and here he is finishing off Lucky News on Chatsworth Road

 

Esmine likes to stay pretty and respectable so she goes to Diva Style on Chatsworth Road twice a month to get her hair done. What she likes the most about her neighbourhood is the great community spirit.

 

Bria out enjoying one of the Indian summer evenings in October 2011. Shot on the corner of Wattisfield Road and Fletching Road.

 

Photography student Elaine on Chatsworth Road.

 

Libby has been living in the area for more than 40 years and her husband has documented Hackney with his camera. We asked Libby how Chatsworth Road was in the old days. 

 

"I used to walk to work through Chatsworth Road in the late 60s and 70s. I loved the busy atmosphere and the feeling of continuity with the past. Some shops and stalls were more or less just as they would have been at the beginning of the 20th century. The market was especially nice at this time of year, just before Christmas, with the tinsel and oranges glittering in the sunshine, and at dusk lights on the stalls.

 

There was a bakery towards the bottom of the market that had the most fantastic crusty bread. It hung on for years after the market began to decline. Once that was also gone my husband and I gave up going to Chatsworth Road. It's interesting to see what's happening to the market now - but I liked it best of all in those days of 'long ago'."

 

Mr and Mrs Nabeebaccus windowshopping at PC Clinic. They are looking for a refurbished computer. 

 

Laura and Tom having their morning coffee on the Lea River.