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01: Origins

By Stella Cardus

01: Origins

QueenSpark began in 1972 as a campaign to turn the Royal Spa buildings in Queens Park into a nursery school rather than a casino, as property developers wanted to do.

The struggle succeeded, aided by the circulation of a street newspaper called 'QueenSpark'. This provided information about the campaign and also included a regular feature, the 'Sparchives' column, which focused on a series of reminiscences of the area in its earlier days.

But this was only the beginning ...

This page was amended on 13/05/2015
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01: Origins01: Origins
02: First book02: First book
03: Personal stories03: Personal stories
04: Political themes04: Political themes
05: Group authorship05: Group authorship
06: Urban records06: Urban records
07: Market Books07: Market Books
08: Community focus08: Community focus
09: Local landmarks09: Local landmarks
10: The Millennium10: The Millennium
11: Cultural diversity11: Cultural diversity
12: Fiction12: Fiction
13: QueenSpark archive13: QueenSpark archive
14: Websites14: Websites
15: Back to basics15: Back to basics
16: Re-invention16: Re-invention
17. Imaginative fiction17. Imaginative fiction
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