Category: Image Narrative

Happy and Glorious

The young Queen’s first State Opening of Parliament, the first Queen to do so since 1886 Charles Dawson, photographer and WW2 soldier, was born in south-east London in 1917. He won worldwide acclaim for this…

TRUSS THE COOPER

In 1298, London’s coopers – skilled men who made casks – were hauled up in front of the authorities and fined “for contempt of King and Mayor” because they’d single-handedly introduced an ordinance to raise…

Windrush Day

#WindrushDay: 23rd June 2021 Rommi Smith, TopFoto, Writer-in-Residence Today is #WindrushDay. I am writing this on the seventy-eighth anniversary of the arrival of The Empire Windrush to Tilbury Docks. It’s a poignant moment in British…

The B of Beginning

by Rommi Smith: TopFoto Archive Writer-in-Residence, 8 April 2021 Here, really begins in the early spring of 2019. I am attending the first British American Project (BAP) writers’ retreat and I am making a cup…

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