About The Marshman

The Marshman lives in Clapton, Hackney, with his wife and two daughters. He spends every day wandering the Lea Valley nature reserve with his trusty dog Hendrix, avoiding his family and the pressures of life.

Out on the marsh he dwells among Victorian sewerage systems, dead toy factories, electricity pylons, and cows grazing in ancient pastures. Ghosts are his friends. As he walks he experiments with music on his iPod: techno, drone, library music, psychedelia, folk. These allow him to experience sound-chronicities. In such events the sounds of aeroplanes, trains, forklift trucks, horse hooves and screeching birds mix perfectly into the music, creating a unique musical event.

This website is where the marshman maps out this weird land… and shares the tales told by graffiti, follies, landscapes, relics, music, sounds and personalities.

For the latest news from the marshes, please join The Marshman Chronicles newsletter – enter your email address on the top right of the site.

You can also join me on Twitter where I’ll share things that are so thrilling I can’t mention them here now for fear of killing you stone dead.  Find me @hackneymarshman

Or email gareth@marshmanchronicles.com

See you soon.

4 Responses to About The Marshman

  1. Tobias on February 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Is your “architectural historian friend, Dan” Dan Cruickshank ?

  2. Ursula on March 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    The Unmoored Manor of Mutating Manifestation (UMMM), London’s floating Micronation

    apologies for the misunderstanding Gareth! It happened after (all too quickly) reading the above and your acknowledgement to the Tweet Conversation – as I say, apologies! blame it on the looming visit to the dentist this am, now happily past tense ..will amend my comments on London Life!

    • admin on March 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      No problem! That particular post was inspired by a Twitter conversation so I wanted to credit the person I was bouncing ideas with. Thanks again for reading (& scooping) the Chronicles.


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