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Lower Marsh people and shops featured in new children’s book

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Lower Marsh shops, stalls and familiar faces are featured in a new children's book.

Lower Marsh people and shops featured in new children’s book
Anna Robinson
Anna Robinson
Lower Marsh people and shops featured in new children’s book
Alice Stallard

My Mum went down the Lower Marsh is written by Anna Robinson and illustrated by Alice Stallard.

The book was launched on Saturday at the Waterloo Sights & Sounds exhibition at the Waterloo Action Centre's WAC Gallery in Baylis Road.

Flowers from Kelly Newton's stall and 'a huge pie in Greensmith's' are part of the story and the colourful illustrations.

Long standing SE1-resident Anna Robinson is writer in residence at Waterloo Sights & Sounds. Her first poetry collection The Finders of London was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize.

Alice Stallard is Get Reading 2013 project artist in residence at Coin Street Community Builders.

The exhibition at WAC Gallery looks at Waterloo's history through photographs, art, sound recordings and walks from the gallery.

Included is a photograph of Oxo Tower Wharf in the mid-20th century when it was flanked by working wharves.

My Mum went down the Lower Marsh (Coin Street Community Builders; £3) can be purchased at the exhibition until Thursday 26 September and afterwards at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre.

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