A mix of writing about history and my own social history projects
Subcultures in situ
Iain’s Cachet project. A history of Margate’s diverse subcultures, created for an exhibition at Turner Contemporary gallery. Punks, mods, rockers, skinheads and more marked in social history.
Working class beauty
A social history of beauty queens in Margate, inspired by working class women and their lost and untold histories of being involved in these now highly-disputed shows.
I wrote the timeline for the history of the Dreamland amusement park and its associated cinema and dance halls. My grandfather worked at the park from 1946-1976 and I have written about it extensively.
One of many articles for the Arts & Humanities Research Council exploring the important history projects that they fund and which help bring history to the wider public.
A piece for the Museum of Youth Culture and Google Arts & Culture on the revival of various youth subcultures at the end of the 1970s, as well as their origins.
I am a Director of social history and arts Community Interest Company Rendezvous Projects. We make history projects that involve community, creativity and locality.