Monday, 5 January 2009

Citizen Luke!

Hey People, Delphina here. One of my favourite films is ‘Passport to Pimlico’ and I was intrigued to learn that inhabitants in a less than fabulous corner of Ladbroke Grove in the 1970’s made fiction a reality.

Essentially, a bunch of free thinking folk, inspired by Passport to Pimlico and Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen, managed to legally make their area Freston Road an independent state. They renamed the area “Frestonia” and passports and stamps were issued. They even planned to issue their own currency! ‘Foreign’ visitors had to be issued with visas. Frestonian Citizens motto was

Nos Sumas Una Familia – We Are all One People.

Ahh it brings out the socialist in me!

I think this is one of the coolest things I've ever read about and I think it would be great if St Luke’s could do this too. How do you guys feel about being citizens of ‘Lukedonia’? I think it has a certain ring to it.

It's totally worth checking out the link I've provided, it tells an amazing story in words and pictures.


Anonymous said...

can we breed tiny horses on the side?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! We can sell horse rides to the kids in local schools.

What I wouldn't tolerate are trusterfarians and the dog-on-a-string brigade!