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to wonder when graffiti became a thing of London?

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Openup41 Thu 07-May-15 17:34:46

Parts of South East London are riddled with it. Deptford and Newcross look horrific yet house prices in these areas are sky high.

Some areas look like ghettos.

WorraLiberty Thu 07-May-15 17:41:45

What do you mean 'a thing of London'?

It's everywhere.

I imagine the fact councils are so under funded, means they have difficulty in removing it as swiftly as they used to.

Bunbaker Thu 07-May-15 17:50:40

What Worra said

Openup41 Thu 07-May-15 17:51:15

It is not visible in outer London i.e. Orpington/Chislehurst - the suburbs.

londonrach Thu 07-May-15 17:52:09

Tbh i saw more out of london than in london. If you think england is bad go to france!!!! Its everywhere.

Openup41 Thu 07-May-15 18:30:16

Really - in France? I heard Rome is terrible. Graffiti is all over their beautiful buildings.

PtolemysNeedle Thu 07-May-15 18:33:18

The graffiti in London is way better than it was when I was growing up there in the 80s, and I agree that it's everywhere. I can't say I noticed much while I was in Rome, no more than you'd expect in a city.

Finola1step Thu 07-May-15 18:33:21

Well I certainly remember graffiti in London in the 70's. Perhaps different in style to the tags we see today but graffiti nonetheless.

Bunbaker Thu 07-May-15 19:37:18

Whenever I see graffiti next to railway lines or on motorway bridges I always wonder how it managed to get there. It can't be very safe in some of those places.

wigglylines Thu 07-May-15 19:38:51

Nothing new, it was rife in Roman times apparently!

TalkinPeace Thu 07-May-15 19:40:45

about when the aerosol was invented - mid 70's
but before that?
The Tudors were quite into it, as were the Georgians

flora717 Thu 07-May-15 19:49:48

I can see someone already mentioned Romans. I like to think of cave paintings as graffiti too. It's not to everyone's taste, the denser the population, the more there'll be.

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