By News Reporters Fitzrovia News has a number of Danish readers. One of them, Margit Andersen (pictured) and her partner John Poulsen, first came across our paper in 2011 on a visit to the area, and have been following it online ever since. In September 2012 they returned for a holiday and picked up the […]
By Sam Lomberg Simon Glyndwr John’s story about his policeman father brought to mind a pleasant childhood memory about another “public servant”– our local postman. Pre-war a letter posted before 6 p.m. in central London to an address in central London would be delivered with the last delivery at 9 p.m.
By Sam Lomberg MBE From the age of four (1924) I attended Upper Marylebone Street School (later called Cavendish Street), just around the corner from Charlotte Street. A London County Council school opened in 1914 and divided into a boys school, girls school and infants school. It was a three-storey building, well planned, light and […]
There were “haves and have nots” when I was a child, but it seems to me there are now more “have nots” than ever. I’ve experienced squatters, hunger strikers and mass unemployment, so I can understand the present reaction to houses standing empty and poor housing, not to forget the increase of gated cities. And for me the most distressing part of my visit was the very sad sight of so many people sleeping on the streets – a lot of them so young.
Sam Lomberg recalls more memories of Charlotte Street, Tottenham Court Road and the street life of the West End.
Sam Lomberg MBE grew up in Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, during the 1920s and 1930s. Here he relates more memories from his childhood.
Sam Lomberg recalls life in Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia in the 1920s and 1930s