Inchmery Fandom was one of the focal points of British fandom in the late 1950s: actifans Joy & Vin¢ Clarke and Sandy Sanderson, publishing jiants, who occupied a slan shack on Inchmery Road in London.
It also turned out to be a love triangle, destroyed in 1960 when Joy dumped Vin¢ to marry Sanderson, with whom she’d been having a secret affair, and moved to the United States with him. Vin¢ gafiated and was not heard from again until the 1980s. He later said, "Fandom was too painful for me at that time."
At the time, he sent out the detailed and agonized Ex-Inchmery Fan Diary.
|From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959|
|Inchmery is a street in Catford, London, and the fandom that lived together there was Joy & Vin¢ Clarke and Sandy Sanderson. They deluged fandom with vast store of fanzines in 1958–9 and became so well known under their old address that when they moved to Queen's Road, New Cross, they retained the "Inchmery" name for their apartment.|
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