Here’s your chance to check out the SE1 Stories exhibition ‘Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s‘ without leaving home.
The physical exhibition continues to tour different venues – see Latest news or main Exhibition page for details. As well as high quality versions of the panels featured here, depending on the venue there will be some mixture of reproductions of old issues of SE1 Community Newspaper, relevant artefacts and additional large format images. Worth visiting ‘in the flesh’ if you can!
Please give your reactions, suggestions and anything else of interest via our virtual Comments book. You can also contact the SE1 Stories group direct with any feedback, or perhaps you might identify one of the unnamed photographers for us.
Click on the panel title or thumbnail to view/download a pdf – file size varies from 1MB to 5MB.
Community action in a London neighbourhood.
The struggle for decent housing.
Empowering residents, building community action through tenants associations.
A multi-purpose centre meeting the changing needs of local people.
Creating the community newspaper.
Hard-won sports and community resource.
A regular SE1 feature, recalling vivid memories of a large and thriving community.
Pioneering use of photography for social change.
North Southwark Community Development Group.
The battle to improve social conditions, taking in The Globe, Bankside power station and other sites.
In real life
To give a flavour of how the exhibition can be set up, a few installation shots.
Accompanying booklet (2MB pdf). Fills out the context to community action in the period and relevance today, plus some further reading.
Issues of SE1 Community Newspaper are available to view on the Internet Archive.
All exhibition text copyright SE1 Stories, exhibition design copyright Jack Carter Architects/SE1 Stories, images copyright as individually stated.
Disclaimer: SE1 Stories have made reasonable efforts to identify the authors and copyright owners of the photographs presented in this exhibition and allied publications. If you think that your rights have been infringed we will remove the images from public view where possible while the matter is investigated.