Memorials to WW2 firefighters unveiled at site of former fire station at Rathbone Street

Two memorial plaques commemorating members of the Auxillary Fire Service have now been unveiled on the site of a former fire station in Rathbone Street this month, following a memorial service held earlier this year. AFS London plaque next to 7-9 Rathbone Street remembers the seven firefighters who died in 1940, and the bravery of …

Firefighters and police commemorate Auxiliary Fire Service personnel at Rathbone Street

A small memorial ceremony took place in Rathbone Street last week to mark 80 years to the day since firefighters from the Auxillary Fire Service were killed in a night of intense bombing during World War 2. The ceremony also paid tribute to the bravery of one of the survivors who acted quickly to save …

Jewish Fitzrovia: don’t look back, you’re not going there

By Adam Samuel There is much written and the occasional walking tour of Jewish Fitzrovia usually accompanied by rather more detail on Soho. However, this all deals with a Fitzrovia that does not exist anymore. The boys and girls clubs in Fitzroy Square and Alfred Place respectively have long gone, leaving just nostalgic visitors to …