Here it is the essential topics and agendas that came up on the radar this week
Sounds Fun celebrating the life of a Star
Our favourite market in full swing…
The Sun is proving very popular on the Hill
It is going to take a collective effort to save the High Street
You can locate the spot this was taken from
The Sun is proving very popular at the moment
Camden New Journal @NewJournal Apr 4 Urgent fundraising dive for legal fight against deportation of Stoly Jankovic http://camdennewjournal.com/article/stoly-jankovic-fundraising-drive-to-cover-legal-fight-against-deportation … #savestoly pic.twitter.com/DRAfCAHpEW
This is a popular member of the community let him remain so!!!!!
Here it is the essential communication thought bank on Twitter in NW3
Light years ahead of the competion.
Music is the Soul of Life.
Just got to be worth a visit.
The City of night, City of light.
Budding photographers required.
The entreprenurial spirit lives on!
MyLondonHome @My_London_Home 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About #PrimroseHill | Via @Londonist http://londonist.com/london/secret/things-you-didn-t-know-about-primrose-hill …
A place to return to…
In this ever changing world in which we live, landmarks are dissapearing, heritage is our most valuable asset
The load of Hay Has been called many names it was established by 1721 and rebuilt in its present form in 1863: The address in 1871 census is at 4 Gilbert terrace.
The load of Hay And the houses that moll built can be seen onaka the left, on the right hand side of the road is “The White House aka Steeles cottage”.
Built in 1740 and replaced the original that was to the rear of the present building. It was the frequent watering hole of the drovers that worked the land in what was a rural setting it would have been a solitary welcoming point for stage coach travellers.
The Load of Hay Tavern
This rural scene would have been familiar
in the 17th century in Chalk Farm as it is now called,the name comes from the farmer landowning family Chalcott.
John Constable A view of London 1832 with Steeles cottage (sic) on the right
The Houses that Moll King Built still stand today and say Dawson Terrace circa xxxx on Roques map of london xxxx they appear as Moll King Row.
Sir Richard Steele
Richard Steele was the founder of the Spectator and editor of the original Vanity Fair. He briefly resided in an isolated cottage owned by Sir John Sedleyt just south of the Load of Hay. was deceased and Steele was now on the run from his creditors and used his connections in the notorious Kit Kat Club to evade Justice. Eventually escaping to Wales where he died a short while later.
Richard Steele was a resident on the Hill in the early 1700,s. In a house owned by Sir Charles Sedley both members of the notorious Kit Kat Club, whose members sprung to his aid in his hour of need. The reason for this temporary solitude” in which Steele resided here was pecuniary.
Sedley was very much like Steele, he was a playwright & politician and remembered for his profligacy & wit.
On the other side of the road
The famous Covent Garden coffee house (bordello) proprietor Moll King who towards the end of life built built three houses on the Hill whilst living in a villa nearby, where her prodigy Nancy Dawson eventually Dawson died at there in May, 1767.
In Hogarth’s “March to Finchley the houses can be seen in the distance
Nancy Dawson, the famous hornpipe dancer in the famous Covent Garden production of a “The Beggars Opera”
MAM ON HIGH
Kinder scout to eggplant all fields in a vision set
A ghostly aftermath from the dry stone wall. Oblivion
And centuries of tradition an accelerated activity
Ploughed and golden a mountainous hill, Mam does not deceive
Miles and miles of beyond from plaque to rage a seething water
Rising will believe it a stone step carrying deeply
From small monument a ridge dips obliquely
A striking wood and skirting tree
landslide collapsed a cavernous reserve from grassy knoll
To mineral forest, leaving a yearning while observing
Nature returning exploding flowers and blurry mowers
Climb and rising will believe it from a dangerous high
A distant vale exposes a ghostly openness dipping
from the modern the trodden path twining whilst constantly
Spotting land dips and slides, oh mother of hills a castle town
Onwards with a multitude of frowns the path so peripatetic …
They say it pays to look up in London, for you never know what unusual sights will greet you from the rooftops.
The Royal Exchange is a case in point a trading house that has been usurped as a posh shopping centre.
Rising rents and high rising buildings…
The landlords of The Royal Exchange are increasing rent, to such exorbitant levels that traditional shops with a long history in both their use and purpose are being forced to move out of the area.
This total disregard for Heritage is something that will be regretted and I presume future generations will look back and ask WHY???
Smokers Paradise is the oldest tobacconist shop in the City of London. They are now situated in Fenchurch Street opposite the Walkie Talkie, having recently moved from their previous address opposite the Bank of England. The shop was established in 1841 and has been a family run business for the last 37 years since 1976. The original shop (above) opposite the Bank of England now lies empty.
The level of High rise development in the heart of the financial district of London is creating havoc to many of its existing retail outlets and thteatens the architectural heritage in the heart of the City.
Going up a futuristic impression of the City of London
Over 100 new new buildings have been proposed for London, but only a small number are actually being built. A total of 119 buildings of 20 storeys or over have been proposed for the capital in the last year, and the number of tall buildings under construction has risen from 70 to 89.
This Glorious indoor market will have a shadow cast over it
Leadenhall Market will become a “lost relic” if plans to build a 73-storey skyscraper next door are approved, conservation experts have warned. The historic covered market will be dwarfed by the £400 million tower, which is set to replace an existing Seventies office block.
More to Come!!!
A skyscraper is set to join the City of London’s world-famous collection of oddly designed buildings with silly names. The Trellis will rival the Shard in height, and overshadow the Gherkin, Walkie-Talkie, Cheesegrater and the Helter Skelter.
The Aviva Tower sits opposite the Gherkin And will be demolished to make way for the gigantic office block. The tower will rise from the rubble of the existing Aviva building at 1 Undershaft.
Detailed plans to build the Trellis City’s tallest skyscraper, which will rival the Shard in height and make it the second tallest tower in Europe have been given the go ahead…