MY TOWN- Henry VIII

An exploration of the Town Based on George Perec Book ‘Species Of Space’- Chapter Titled ‘The Town’. 2015 The Town: • LR lat (wg584) • MX long (w6584) • OS Grid: Osx588024 Osy191795 New- Down: • Dungeness Power station •…

MY TOWN- Henry VIII

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An exploration of the Town Based on George Perec Book ‘Species Of Space’- Chapter Titled ‘The Town’. 2015

The Town:

• LR lat (wg584)
• MX long (w6584)

• OS Grid:
Osx588024
Osy191795

New-

Down:
• Dungeness Power station
• After that:
• Dieppe
• And
• Saint martin-en-campagne.

NEW-

Left:

• Europe

Right:

• Canada

New-

Up:
• Sudbury
• Lavenham
• Bury st. Edmunds
• Thetford
• Fakenham
• The North Sea
• Iceland
• The artic ocean
• And everything that lies between there and back again.

a landmark
Double yellow lines
Number 7 buses
Listed buildings
Worn stone doorstep’s
Number 7 buses
Converted apartments
Alleyways
A Taxi rank
Pidgins
Anonymity
Low story housing
One-way systems
Car parks
Window boxes
Foxes
Benches
Adidas trainers
Emerald tiles
A Plaque
A centre
The Train station
Half- bond flagging
Cigarette butts
Former grandeur
Residential home
Traffic Islands
Chinese take-away
Mini roundabouts
Public toilets
Steel tree protectors
The Domesday Book
The betting shop
The Kebab van
One Tudor hall
Pedestrian only areas
Red brick
Fire station
Back streets
Town houses
Bollards
Suits
Two seater cars
Housing developments
Railway Bridge
Commercial buildings
Teenagers
Seagulls
Tinkers lane
Post office
War memorial
Several breweries
Barbed wire
North Street
East Street
South Street
West Street
One-bedroom flats
Mobility scooters
Byways
The A127
Graffiti
Landmarks
Golf course
A brook
Tearooms
The river roach
Narrow streets
Chewing gum spotted tiles
Restricted parking zones
Iron spiked fences
A Town hall
The Womens institute.

Smell:
• Deep fat fryers
• Traffic
• Baking bread
• Ale
• Fish
• Commercial bins.

The Council office
Ironwell lane
A market
The Bank
The Laundrettes
The square
The Grave of Emma Hart
Empty buildings
Citizen’s advice bureau
Black and white wooden clad
The Collective
The Library
The Buggies
The Melancholy
A pond
Duck Island
Invisible public Art commissions
Rats
Time etched in the architecture

Second sound recording

What, is not:

Long driveways
Single white lines
Double garages
Number 9 buses
The airport
Public footpaths
The battles fields of King Canute
Suburbia
Cycle paths
Grain stores
Large oak trees
Lanes
Dog walkers
Semi detached houses
Tractors
Four by fours
Crazy paving
Country pubs
Squirrels
Winding roads
Village halls
Road kill
Wellington boots
Grass verges
Lost pet posters
Zebra crossings
Front gardens
Nature reserves
Sounds:

• Lawn mowers
• Dogs barking
• Washing machines
• And Singing birds.

Uniformity
Named houses
PVC conservatories
Double buggies
Manicured lawns
Bird feeders
Gaps
Schools
Net curtains
Wild roses
Open space
Familiarity
Children
Leather shoes
Bungalows
Corner shops
Brass house numbers
Gloss paint
Hedgehogs
People carriers
Extensions
Dinner parties
Displacement
Dandelions
Sparrows
Neighbourhood watch
Ladies magazines
School run traffic
Red post boxes
Green belt land

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