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Godless nights at the Four Aces met godly mornings at Shiloh. This juxtaposition was familiar to Michael McMillan (publishing worker) and Hugh Boatswain (poet). Secular youth culture collided with spirituality in the Centerprise building too.

‘Sunday Morning’, 1976 by Hugh Boatswain

‘Lying in Bed,
Head Spinning,
Still sleepy,
Last night’s blues still rocking in my head.

Dress slowly
Pick up the ‘News of the world.’
Cruise to the dining room
Sister playing her transistor radio,
Groan and flop into a chair
Bacon sizzling in a frying pan
Mother singing spirituals. Outside, all is quiet.'

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Shiloh Pentecostal Church, one of the first churches bought by local African Caribbean people, c. 1970 © Dennis Morris/ V&A Museum
Shiloh Pentecostal Church, 2016 © Patrick Henry