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  • The bloke who rides in his wheelchair down the middle of Cambridge Heath Road, last heard he had been run over!!!!
  • Then: Local characters: Terry Turner Brunswick Arms E9 area
  • 38 Bus harmonica player.
  • Being the 50's i think the only place to go was Petticoat Lane of course.I was only about 3-4 but remember it vividly.There was a big African guy that use to be flame eater that use to perform regulary down there.Remember this was the 50's so there were very few people of african origan so even that was strange.He could of probally made a living by just sitting on the pavement as very few people would of seen his race.(I live in New zealand and hear its different now?)The other thing to stick in the brain was one part of the Lane was taken up by blind people sitting along the pavement basket weaving. Also a guy in chains.What a strange place for a 3 year old!!It must of been as I can still see them as if it was yesterday.
  • plenty of street entertainers, dont think that the know though...
  • If you find beggars, smack-heads, drunks and east european gypsy squeegee merchants entertaining - then Hackney's your place.

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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