b&w head and shoulders photo of a man in a fez

Sharon O'Connor, a member of our local history group, was one of the winning entries in The National Archives '20sStreets' competition. The competition invited entrants to research and share stories of the 1920s and the most fascinating local history stories covered by the 1921 Census won a range of prizes. Sharon won with the story of 'Khalid Sheldrake: The East Dulwich Man who would be King', about Bertie Sheldrake, an East Dulwich pickle manufacturer who converted to Islam and became king of a far-flung Islamic republic before returning to South London and settling back into obscurity. You can read the story here.