Tagged in FOLK OLYMPICS

Video: The Stratford Martyrs

Video: The Stratford Martyrs

Burned at the stake for their beliefs. | By Londonist
Folk Olympics: Elizabeth Fry And Prison Reform

Folk Olympics: Elizabeth Fry And Prison Reform

The singular contribution of that lady off the back of the £5 note. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Monkey Suckers And The Royal Docks

Folk Olympics: Monkey Suckers And The Royal Docks

Continuing musical tour of London's Olympic boroughs. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Part Time Entertainers And Raw Sewage

Folk Olympics: Part Time Entertainers And Raw Sewage

A song inspired by one of London's worst disasters. | By Londonist
Folk Olympics: World Sports, Wastage & Walthamstow Ave FC

Folk Olympics: World Sports, Wastage & Walthamstow Ave FC

Did you know, Waltham Forest is the only east London borough to stage the Olympics twice? | By M@
Folk Olympics: The Cursed Pool Of Epping Forest

Folk Olympics: The Cursed Pool Of Epping Forest

Ruairidh Anderson investigates a mysterious pool in the Olympic borough. | By Londonist
Folk Olympics: Motors And Muddy Marshes In Walthamstow

Folk Olympics: Motors And Muddy Marshes In Walthamstow

The first petrol-driven car in Britain, and its Walthamstow debut. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Pestilence, Plague & The Pits of Waltham Forest

Folk Olympics: Pestilence, Plague & The Pits of Waltham Forest

The folk history of the Olympic boroughs moves on to Waltham Forest. | By M@
Folk Olympics: The Mole Man Of Hackney

Folk Olympics: The Mole Man Of Hackney

A song about William Lyttle, notorious tunneller. | By M@
Folk Olympics: The Native American Who Ran In Hackney

Folk Olympics: The Native American Who Ran In Hackney

Meet Deerfoot, who set a world record in the Olympic borough over 100 years ago. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Bright Lights & Horatio Bottomley

Folk Olympics: Bright Lights & Horatio Bottomley

Meet the founder of the Financial Times who end his days performing in seedy music halls. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Mrs Basil Holmes - Gravestones, Greed & Old School Socks

Folk Olympics: Mrs Basil Holmes - Gravestones, Greed & Old School Socks

Our musical tour of the Olympic boroughs reaches Hackney. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Martial Bourdin, The Exploding Anarchist Of Greenwich

Folk Olympics: Martial Bourdin, The Exploding Anarchist Of Greenwich

Meet the anarchist whose failed attempt at terrorism inspired Conrad. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Battles, Brothels And Broken Hearts - General James Wolfe

Folk Olympics: Battles, Brothels And Broken Hearts - General James Wolfe

Meet the Greenwich warrior who sired 14 bastards. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Anne Boleyn, Marriage and May Madness

Folk Olympics: Anne Boleyn, Marriage and May Madness

The ill-fated queen's connections to Greenwich. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Of Cockney Mudlarks And Maori Chiefs

Folk Olympics: Of Cockney Mudlarks And Maori Chiefs

A song about a Greenwich mudlark who, improbably, became a Maori chief. | By Londonist
Folk Olympics: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Ships, Bones & Bad Breath

Folk Olympics: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Ships, Bones & Bad Breath

The story of Brunel's cursed ship, and a cracking song about it, too. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Eliza Marchpane, Mozart, Vol Au Vents And The Wapping Streets

Folk Olympics: Eliza Marchpane, Mozart, Vol Au Vents And The Wapping Streets

Another unusual tale from the East End, turned into song. | By M@
Folk Olympics: John Newton, Goebbels, Star Trek & The Slave Trade

Folk Olympics: John Newton, Goebbels, Star Trek & The Slave Trade

Meet the Eastender who composed one of the world's great songs, traded slaves, then helped abolish slavery. | By Londonist
Folk Olympics: Emmanuel Swedenborg, Veruca Socks And Heavenly Secrets

Folk Olympics: Emmanuel Swedenborg, Veruca Socks And Heavenly Secrets

Tales from the Olympic boroughs - this week, a Swedish mystic who predicted his own death. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Morris 'Two-Guns' Cohen

Folk Olympics: Morris 'Two-Guns' Cohen

The unlikely story of the east-ender who ended up serving as a bodyguard in China. | By M@
Folk Olympics: Jamrach's Menagerie, Rhinos & The Ratcliffe Highway

Folk Olympics: Jamrach's Menagerie, Rhinos & The Ratcliffe Highway

The day a tiger escaped into the East End. | By Londonist
Folk Olympics: Angela Burdett-Coutts, Queen Of The East End Poor

Folk Olympics: Angela Burdett-Coutts, Queen Of The East End Poor

Celebrating the Olympic boroughs in video and song. | By Londonist
Folk Olympics: Charlie Brown, Uncrowned King Of Limehouse

Folk Olympics: Charlie Brown, Uncrowned King Of Limehouse

A boxer, a pub and a two-headed calf in Limehouse. | By Londonist