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Stop 1 - St Mellitus Church, Home Of The Hunter Memorial Organ
Stop 1 - St Mellitus Church, home of the Hunter memorial organ
Stop 2 - 106 Tollington Park, FormerlyDecca 4
Stop 2 - 106 Tollington Park, formerly Decca 4
Stop 3 - Site Of Ellis & Co Piano Factory
Stop 3 - Site of Ellis & Co Piano Factory
Stop 4 - New Beacon Books & Sarah White Of The George Padmore Institute
Stop 4 - New Beacon Books & Sarah White of the George Padmore Institute
Stop 5 - Pak's, 48 Stroud Green Road
Stop 5 - Pak's, 48 Stroud Green Road
Stop 6 - Jazzie B Ststue Outside Finsbury Park Station
Stop 6 - Jazzie B ststue outside Finsbury Park Station
Stop 7 - Rowans, Formerly The Majestic Ballroom
Stop 7 - Rowans, formerly The Majestic Ballroom
Stop 7 - Geri Caulfield Reminicing About The Pogues At The Now Demolished George Robey Irish Pub
Stop 7 - Geri Caulfield reminicing about The Pogues at the now demolished Sir George Robey Irish pub
Stop 8 - Rink Cinema In 1909, Now Rowans
Stop 8 - Rink Cinema in 1909, now Rowans, Islington Local History Centre
Stop 9 - Oonagh And Susan And The No. 29 Bus
Stop 9 - Oonagh and Susan and the no. 29 bus
Stop 10 - Astoria Cinema In 1936, Later Rainbow Theatre And Now UKKG Help Centre, Islington Local History Centre
Stop 10 - Astoria Cinema in 1936, later Rainbow Theatre and now UKKG Help Centre, Islington Local History Centre
Stroud Green Musical Heritage Podtour Map
Stop 1 - St Mellitus Church, Home Of The Hunter Memorial OrganStop 2 - 106 Tollington Park, FormerlyDecca 4Stop 3 - Site Of Ellis & Co Piano FactoryStop 4 - New Beacon Books & Sarah White Of The George Padmore InstituteStop 5 - Pak's, 48 Stroud Green RoadStop 6 - Jazzie B Ststue Outside Finsbury Park StationStop 7 - Rowans, Formerly The Majestic BallroomStop 7 - Geri Caulfield Reminicing About The Pogues At The Now Demolished George Robey Irish PubStop 8 - Rink Cinema In 1909, Now RowansStop 9 - Oonagh And Susan And The No. 29 BusStop 10 - Astoria Cinema In 1936, Later Rainbow Theatre And Now UKKG Help Centre, Islington Local History CentreStroud Green Musical Heritage Podtour Map

The Hunter memorial organ at St Mellitus is one small part of Stroud Green’s rich and eclectic musical history. To celebrate it we’ve teamed up with Oonagh Gay and Susan Hahn, from Islington Guided Walks, to create a podtour which explores some of the highlights. This self-guided walk is the perfect way to make the most of your lockdown daily exercise: good for the body and enriching for the mind!

Focusing on the musical heritage of three significant communities in the area: the African-Caribbean, Greek Cypriot and Irish communities, you’ll visit the site of a piano factory, a former music hall and studios belonging to the oldest independent record label in the world; you’ll hear about ‘jelly mould’ cinema organs and memorable performances at the iconic Rainbow Theatre. Local residents – Sarah White of the George Padmore Institute; Alice Georgeou, whose Greek Cypriot father ran a cafe on Hornsey Road; and Geri Caulfield who saw The Pogues play at the now demolished Irish pub and venue, the Sir George Robey – also share their musical memories.

The tour is designed to be taken on location as a guided walk, but it also works as a documentary. You can listen from your favourite armchair and see the locations Oonagh and Susan are talking about in the photo gallery above.

If you are walking with us, take a screen grab on your mobile of the map in the photo gallery, download the podtour and head to St Mellitus Church on the corner of Tollington Park and Evershot Road, where Oonagh and Susan are waiting to tell you all about N4’s fascinating musical past.

You can download the podcast by clicking here

It is also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts (iTunes)

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