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Julie Burchill’s Deptford 23rd October 2009

According to Julie Burchill (November), “there is a higher quota of drunkards, drug addicts and mentally deficient dullards in Debrett’s than there is in Deptford.” She’s absolutely right; yet she refers to Deptford as if it’s some kind of Dickensian slum. It may no longer be the cradle of the British navy or home to Trinity House, but there are still corners that Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn and Grinling Gibbons would recognise as their old haunts. And we’ve got more artists and musicians than you can shake a stick at. Even the New…

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