Tag Archives: History

From our archive: John Constable’s house at 76 Charlotte Street

The landscape painter John Constable (1776-1837) lived and worked in this house at 76 Charlotte Street. There was a plaque on the building placed by the London County Council stating that John Constable “died here”. These photographs from our archive were taken … Continue reading

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In 1975 the ground floor at 39 Tottenham Street looked like this…

In 1975 the ground floor at 39 Tottenham Street was a disused and boarded up glass shop and looked like this. With the help of local people, and a generous grant, the ground floor and basement were renovated and the Fitzrovia … Continue reading

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From our archive: Rathbone Street in 1970

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Photographic and literature exhibitions extended

Due to popular demand — we’ve had over 100 people visit — we are extending this weekend’s photographic and literature exhibitions to include Monday and Tuesday evenings at the following times. Lost Fitzrovia: The Gort Estate and Tottenham Court Road … Continue reading

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Hidden Fitzrovia: the buildings and their inhabitants

Guided walk: 2.00pm to 3.30pm Saturday 22 June 2013. Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX. Join a 90-minute guided walk to discover the buildings, and the famous and infamous people behind the walls. You may discover that … Continue reading

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Lost Fitzrovia: The Gort Estate and Tottenham Court Road

Exhibition: 10am to 4pm, Saturday 22 June, and Sunday 23 June; and additional times of: 5.30pm to 7.30pm, Monday 24 June, and 5.30pm to 6.30pm Tuesday 25 June. Entry: Free. Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Association, 39 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RX. A few yards off one … Continue reading

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40 years of community media

It was a 40 years ago last month that Tower, a community newspaper produced entirely by volunteers, rolled off the presses and was delivered to homes in our neighbourhood which some people at that time referred to as “Towerland” after the Post Office … Continue reading

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Healthy history walk around Soho and Covent Garden

This spring Westminster Libraries are hosting, as part of a health initiative, a series of walks around Westminster. On 16 April 2012 Judy Stephenson, a City of Westminster guide, will lead a walk through Soho to Covent Garden and discover … Continue reading

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Buy our Fitzrovia history and poetry books to support our charitable work

Find out more about this fascinating central London district and support charitable work to improve the lives of people living here. Buy one or more of these books to discover more about Fitzrovia and help a local charity. Characters of … Continue reading

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Book Launch: Ebb and Flow

By Linus Rees, chair of trustees Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the launch of our publication Ebb and Flow: Interviews with pensioners in and around Carburton Street, W1. The event was held at Fitzrovia Court the sheltered housing … Continue reading

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