Event review: Will Pound and Eddy Jay at The Oval Tavern, Tuesday 2nd November

Posted on November 17th, by Papa Delta in Culture. No Comments

A sonic tour around the world and across genres, courtesy of two master musicians

Will Pound is no stranger to the Oval Tavern, having played solo here last year with his numerous harmonicas. For this gig, hosted by the Oval, along with The Ukulele & Other Machines, Will teamed up with Eddy Jay, a master accordionist. The duo treated the audience to a musical evening that traversed … Read More »

A Croydonian on the Western Front

Posted on October 9th, by Papa Delta in History. 3 comments

The story of a Croydonian’s experiences in the ‘war to end all wars’, told by his grandson

My grandfather, Leonard Fuller, was born in Croydon in 1896. He lived at 109 Queens Road, until the family emigrated in 1910 to Winnipeg. On 30th August 1915, at the age of 19, he volunteered to join the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Winnipeg. He was recruited as a … Read More »

Event review: Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies at the Oval Tavern, Thursday 14th May

Posted on May 22nd, by Papa Delta in Culture. 2 comments

Ukeleles, pirates and cycling in the Basque country – Papa Delta enjoys a night of folk at the Oval

Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies was the main bill at the Oval Tavern, Croydon on Thursday 14th May, one of their regular ‘pay what you can’ folk events. They were supported by Worry Dolls, a Greenwich-based indie folk duo (not to be confused with a band of a … Read More »