“Being raised in an Irish Catholic X Jewish family the 3 things we did with passion was Eat Argue & Guilt. I’ve always been political & been to more demonstrations & been arrested more times than I can remember.” – Dee Coles
We last left Coles’ confetti-covered ‘n’ newly-married parents in 1953.
By doin’ the Lambeth Walk they have now arrived in Walthamstow. It’s early 1957.
Perhaps Dee Coles doesn’t even remember the house in which she first lived. It may well have changed considerably between then & now, but regardless…
Was it father Dennis’ overflowing love for his newborn daughter Denise that led to the family seeking out fresher pastures on the south coast, that dirty old town of London being no place at all to raise a family?
Or was it the cramped circumstances of having to share a home with Brigid’s relative that motivated them? Who knows? We’ll leave them in peace until they’re all settled in Brighton.
“Everything free and easy
Do as darn well pleasey
Why don’t you make your way there?
Go there, stay there” – The Lambeth Walk