By News Reporters
Is a strip club an appropriate place to erect a war memorial to the dead? That is the question posed in the latest newsletter of the Camden History Society.
The memorial recording the names of men, who worked for Shoolbred’s furniture and department store at 151-162 Tottenham Court Road and died in the first world war, has recently been rediscovered.
It was found in the store room of Harrods, who took over the store in 1931.
They now wish to relocate the memorial somewhere appropriate and been advised by the War Memorials Trust it should be on or near the firm’s old premises.
This turns out to be now occupied by the Spearmint Rhino Club, where erotic pole dancers perform.
The Harrods archivist, Sebastian Wormell, does not think this would be an appropriate site for the memorial.
The society has suggested two nearby sites where Shoolbred’s also had premises – Midford Place (between Maple Street and Grafton Way) and 262-270 Euston Road.
A historic headline worthy of the News quiz
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