Forgotten photocopies

From the Chats Palace archive here are a selection of A3 photocopies, a sometimes overlooked or forgotten aspect of pre-digital communication and technology.

Publicising events from the late 70’s to the early 90’s they are rich with local echoes of the not so distant past…Oxy And The Morons…081…Free For All…Belt and Braces…Buses 35, 22a, 22b…crèche facilities…Exploring Black Arts…Chats Arkestra…silly games nite…The Crayfish Five…Double Edge Theatre Company…darts knockout…Music Hall…

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The Leyton Buzzards’ Rock against Racism gig which took place at Chats on Friday 2nd March 1979 was reviewed in the New Musical Express a couple of weeks later. The reviewer was moved to record the following impression of the area…

“Chatsworth Road in the heart of Homerton, is a singularly dismal arcana of Victorian terrace houses, shop fronts, ‘50s-style high rise flats, and the forbidding wall of the Eastern Hospital; dribbling at one end, into Marsh Hill as it descends toward Hackney Marshes; negotiating, at the other, a particularly infecundite market of cheap drapery and vegetables, before emerging finally into Lea Bridge Road. Its only claim to fame is that the 22 bus, having trundled the sights of Chelsea, Piccadilly, Holborn, Liverpool Street and Dalston Junction, finally comes to rest there.” New Musical Express March 17th 1979

The Leyton Buzzards –
Oxy And The Morons –