Welcome to my website
My name is Andrew Whitehead. I work as a news journalist, but this website is about the other aspects of my life - my enthusiasms, interests and the issues and topics which have caught my attention. These range from contemporary Kashmir to representations of London in fiction, from the Liberal campaigning anthem 'The Land Song' to my collections of political pamphlets and memorabilia.
I've posted on the site some material which I hope may be of interest to researchers - listings of my interviews with those who lived through Partition in South Asia, my recordings of the recollections of British political activists, a visual record of Kashmir in the turbulent year of 1947, and the audio of some of the radio documentaries I have compiled and presented.
There's a blog too - do take a look. And I'd be very keen to hear from you about the site and its contents - here's where you can contact me. Thanks for paying my website a visit - do come again.
What's new on this site!
March 2: 'The Calcutta Key', wartime advice to American soldiers based in Bengal - more sensitive and engaged than you might imagine
February 21: the latest in political headgear - the 'Aam Admi' cap, hot from Delhi
February 1: the glory of City Lights ... and San Francisco's other world beating bookstore
January 23: a PhD for all seasons - dressed up as a latter day Thomas Cromwell for a graduation ceremony at Warwick University
January 18: the Sex Pistols meet Huddersfield Town, on the blog
January 16: Kentish Town and the Burston strike school in its centenary year
January 1: "Misery generates hate" - a maxim via Bronte + Beveridge to New Year
December 14 - now you see it now it's gone again, a last tantalising glimpse of Crick's Corner
December 8: the HOPE chronicles, mapped and snapped
November 30 - The Inconsolables and model Kentish Town
November 16 - 'Red London: radicals and socialists in late C19 Clerkenwell' here
November 10 - a touch of the post-modern on a house wall in NW5 - more on the blog
November 3: a Diwali treat - a general, the geisha and the Gaiety in Raj-era Simla
October 29 - seeking 'HOPE' in Kentish Town ... how did our rail bridges get this message of hope ... and whose handiwork is it? Seeking your help to solve this mystery.
October 27 - the craziest of London churches, according to Pevsner - St Martin's Gospel Oak
October 27: 'God With Us' in Easingwold - a memento of the English civil war
October 11: Clive Branson, his daughter, and his '30s paintings of 'red Battersea'
October 5: "So, Prior Weston, how did you enjoy my talk" - find out more
September 19: on screen at the CNN Center in Atlanta - more on the blog
July 26: the story behind the "smiley sun" of N19, courtesy of Kelvin 'the mushroom maniac'
This is the website of Andrew Whitehead.