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From Tarmac to Towpath: Excursions into Lockdown

A catalogue of lockdown by Neil Jackson

The Supermarket Car Park Fugue

On The London Ear show on Resonance FM, Unofficial Britain’s editor Gareth E. Rees reads from his new book Car …

Fat Balls & A Lost Wedding Ring at a Sheffield Retail Park

Author of Car Park Life, Gareth E. Rees, recounts the sorry tale of his trip to a retail park in Sheffield in which he encounters the Mad Hatter, fat balls, riverside poetry and loses his wedding ring.

Absurdities and Synchronicities: A Postman’s View of the Everyday

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees reviewing Round About Town, by Kevin Boniface, Uniformbooks 2018 LOCATION: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire IMAGES: Kevin Boniface from Round …

Wyrd & Riotous Calendars to Corrupt Your Poor Mind

WORDS: Gareth E Rees LOCATION: The Year This month I’ve come into possession of two strange, unconventional calendars that turn the …

Haunted by a Nuclear Power Station

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees LOCATION: Hastings In 2013 I left London for good. It was traumatic. Fifteen years in that …

The Gallows Pole: Myth & The Taxonomy of Terrain in Yorkshire’s Rebel Landscape

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees LOCATION: Yorkshire Benjamin Myers’ The Gallows Pole [Bluemoose Books] is a novel about the Cragg Vale …

Brexit, Landslip, Divorce & a Very Sussex Apocalypse

WORDS: Gareth E. Rees LOCATION: Hastings, East Sussex The Stone Tide: Adventures at the End of the World is an …

An Exploration of St Peter’s, Cardross

LOCATION: The Firth of Clyde, Scotland This is an extract from Angus Farquhar’s photo essay in the new book St …

The North London Museum of Native American Culture: A Southeastern Rail Shaggy Dog Story

LOCATION: Southeastern Rail, London, Hastings WORDS: Ben Thompson The first time I saw Tex (and although at that point I …