Kings Cross 1970’s: Prostitution

Occupation of Holy Cross Church 1982: Images on this page Courtesy of the English Collective of Prostitutes Prostitution in the Kings Cross area in 1979 was a thriving industry. The location was known for its red-light district, with strip clubs, sex shops, and brothels openly operating. Streetwalkers were also common, plying their trade in the alleyways and side streets.Prostitutes in Kings Cross came from all walks of life. Some were locals who had fallen on hard times, while others were young women trafficked from other countries. Many of the women were drug addicts, and they turned to prostitution to support…

Squats in Kings Cross in 1970’s

There were a lot of squats in the Kings Cross area in 1979. The area was in a state of decline at the time, with many abandoned buildings. This made it a prime target for squatters attracted by the cheap rent and the sense of community.Some of the most famous squats in Kings Cross in the 1970s included:Derby Lodge: This squat was located on York Way, and it was home to a large community of punks and artistsHuntingdon Street: This squat was located on Huntingdon Street and was known for its wild parties and radical politics.Tunbridge Houses: This squat was…

Kings Cross 1979.

King’s Cross in 1979 was a very different place than it is today. It was a run-down and neglected area, with many vacant buildings and empty lots. The station was dirty and overcrowded, and the surrounding streets were full of crime and poverty. The area had a long history of decline. It had once been a thriving commercial hub but had fallen on hard times in the early 20th century. The construction of Euston Station in 1837 diverted traffic away from King’s Cross, and the area became increasingly run-down.The situation worsened in the post-war period. The area was hit hard…

Hibernation Pods

The earliest appearance of hibernation pods in science fiction can be traced back to the 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick. In the movie, the spacecraft Discovery One crew members are shown in hibernation pods during their long journey to Jupiter. Since then, hibernation pods have been featured in numerous science fiction films, often used as a plot device to enable long-duration space travel or to suspend characters in time. Some notable examples include “Alien” (1979), “Outland” (1981), “Aliens” (1986), “Event Horizon” (1997), “Passengers” (2016), and “Interstellar” (2014). It’s important to note that the concept of…

The 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)

The 7th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) was a Territorial Army battalion of the British Army that saw service in both World War I and World War II. The battalion was raised in Fife in 1908 and was initially assigned to the 2nd Highland Brigade, Highland Division. In 1914, the battalion was mobilized for war and deployed to France as part of the British Expeditionary Force. The 7th Black Watch saw action in some of the major battles of the First World War, including the Battle of Loos, the Battle of the Somme, and the Battle of Passchendaele. The…

The UK Police Gangs Unit

The UK Police Gangs Unit. The Gangs Unit was a specialist unit that focused on particular aspects of gang crime in the 1970s, known as. The Gangs Unit was established by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in 1975. It was a small unit, with only a handful of officers, and it was focused on disrupting and dismantling gangs. The Gangs Unit was disbanded in 1983. The disbandment of the Gangs Unit reflected the fact that gang crime was not as big a problem in the UK in the 1970s and early 1980s as it is today. In the 1970s, gangs…

Gangs of London 1979

Gangs In 1979, several gangs were active in London, representing various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Notable gangs included: 1. The Richardson Gang: Although its influence declined in the late 1960s, it was still active in the late 1970s. They were a predominantly white British gang involved in organized crime, extortion, and violence. 2. The Kray Twins: Ronnie and Reggie Kray were infamous twin brothers who led a gang called “The Firm.” They were known for their involvement in organized crime, including protection rackets, armed robberies, and gangland murders. The Krays were of English and Irish descent. 3. Yardie Gangs: Yardie…