We are the Village Green Preservation Society . . .
. . . God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety
We are the Custard Pie Appreciation Consortium
Everyone knows the future’s coming . . .
… except for those Old-fashioned Steam-powered Trains
When we were young and the world was free . . .
There lived a cat, a phenomenal cat . . .
Sat by the fireside a-pondering on . . .
Wicked Annabella mixes a brew
We go on drifting on, dreaming dreams, telling lies. . .
And it’s over the audience . . . Lo lo lo lo Lola
With special thanks to Harvey Brough, Arthur and the Emigrants, the David Le Page Ensemble, CamJam Voices, and the one and only Ray Davies. Photographs by Nick Rutter. Shoreditch Town Hall, 15 February 2020.