Photos from the squatter nation of Frestonia.
March 18, 2006 9:56 AM   Subscribe

Life in the nation of Frestonia. In 1977, Freston Road, a squatters' community in Notting Hill Dale, West London, attempted to secede from the United Kingdom, giving itself the name Frestonia. Photographer (and former Minister of State) Tony Sleep beautifully documented its citizens and setting. via
posted by soiled cowboy (11 comments total)

Interesting post. thanks.
posted by fungible at 10:15 AM on March 18, 2006

Great link cowboy!

Takes me back to the characters I knew around SW London in the 80s. Newkie Browns, Old Holburn, Ian Dury, and a fat spliff.

Good Times.
posted by Mr Bluesky at 10:18 AM on March 18, 2006

Great post.
posted by nthdegx at 10:27 AM on March 18, 2006

Awesome. Some fantastic photos.
posted by fire&wings at 10:32 AM on March 18, 2006

fascinating stuff, thanks cowboy.
posted by visit beautiful mount weather! at 10:38 AM on March 18, 2006

Heh. David Rapparport was a Frestonian before becoming famous.
posted by nthdegx at 10:58 AM on March 18, 2006

So many fantastic photos. Thank you.
posted by Ohdemah at 11:09 AM on March 18, 2006

The Wizard got much tail.
posted by benATthelocust at 1:03 PM on March 18, 2006

fantastic, thanks.
posted by dejah420 at 5:00 PM on March 18, 2006

Many thanks for a great post.
posted by Pigpen at 5:22 PM on March 18, 2006

Great post, and a nice reminder of the work of the old Half Moon Photography Workshop and their journal, Camerawork.

I wonder if there's enough Jo Spence content online to warrant a FPP?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:53 AM on March 20, 2006

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