Saturday, June 16, 2012
Turning the Tide
Mr Taylor was falsely portrayed as an apologist for the demolitions when he, as the programme makers knew, was the man who stopped the demolitions. A letter from his son Martin Taylor setting the record straight was published by The Guardian on Wednesday 13 June.
The brouhaha surrounding the programme has re-kindled interest in Deptford and re-newed demand for copies of Jess Steele's excellent 1993 book Turning the Tide: The History of Everyday Deptford. Brand new copies are available from:
for the princely sum of £10 + £2 post and packageing. A number of other Deptford Forum Publishing titles are also available.
You can if you so wish, buy a second hand copy on Amazon who are currently offering it for prices ranging from £50.39 for a copy in very good condition, through £51.95 for one in good condition to £89.18 for one in 'acceptable condition. (All + £2.80 pp)