I was there That’s en­ter­tain­ment

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - The Way We Were -

I got to know the streets of Wool­wich in my days as a young reporter on West­min­ster Press’ South East Lon­don Mer­cury in the early 1970s. Wool­wich Poly­tech­nic was a good place to catch bands and I re­mem­ber en­joy­ing The Pirates – Mick Green, Frank Far­ley and Johnny Spence – with their no-non­sense rock style.

I passed my driv­ing test at nearby Erith in 1978 but have no rec­ol­lec­tions of driv­ing my Mor­ris Mi­nor 1000 (pic­tured left) around Wool­wich.

Af­ter mov­ing out of Lon­don in 1981, I made reg­u­lar vis­its to see friends liv­ing at Charl­ton, and on one such oc­ca­sion went to see co­me­di­ans Hale and Pace at Wool­wich Tram Shed, be­fore they found suc­cess with their ITV sketch show.

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