A weekly celebration of the folk history of the Olympic boroughs, in story and song.
Having balladeered his way around Tower Hamlets (see links below), Ruairidh Anderson now turns his attentions to the Borough of Greenwich, venue for the Olympic equestrian, basketball, gymnastic and shooting events. He begins his musical tour of the borough by telling the story of Joseph Druce, Greenwich Pensioner who became a Maori Chief.
‘’Upon being arrested for a break and enter, Joseph Druce was thrown into Newgate prison and, during a time when children were executed for being mildly annoying, was very lucky to find himself instead bound for Australia”
Previously in Tower Hamlets
- Charlie Brown: Uncrowned King of Limehouse
- Angela Burdett-Coutts, Queen Of The East End Poor
- Jamrach’s Menagerie, Rhinos & the Ratcliffe Highway
- Moris ‘Two-guns’ Cohen
- Emmanuel Swedenborg, Veruca Socks and Heavenly Secrets
- John Newton, Goebbels, Star Trek & The Slave Trade
- Eliza Marchpane, Mozart, Vol Au Vents And The Wapping Streets
- Isambard Kingdon Brunel, Ships, Bones And Bad Breath