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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Fitzrovian Facts!

Apologies for not responding to your interesting posts this week - has been a lot going on. To make up for it, here's some more Fitzrovian Facts:

Augustus John used to hang out at the Fitzroy. He would pat the head of every child he passed on Charlotte St, in case it was his.

Bob Dylan played upstairs in a Fitzrovian pub in the 60s.

George Orwell's wife used to live in Percy St (the same st Hitler's brother lived in). He used it as the model for the room Winston and Julia use for their affair in 1984.

3 comments:

Tom said...

Well, you've probably had more important things to think about recently than blogging.

Great facts - are these all from London Compendium? I might buy a copy.

john said...

what have you been up to Colin (ie what is more important than FT?)

Colin said...

Yes - the compendium indeed. It's good on the areas it covers, but coverage a bit patchy. Very little on Croydon or Catford, for example...