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Streets of Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia :: Steve Denford, Ruth and David Hayes

  • Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre, Holborn Library 32-38 Theobalds Road London, WC1X 8PA UK (map)

This evening the Society launches two fully revised Streets books: Streets of Bloomsbury and Streets of Fitzrovia.  Steve Denford, Research Team leader, and Ruth and David Hayes, both members of the Team, will introduce the rich and diverse history of the two neighbouring districts of Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia. Bloomsbury has long been home to intellectuals, attracted by what is now the British Library in its former home at the British Museum, and is now an area dominated by University College London. Fitzrovia has had a sightly more racy reputation as the home of artists and bohemians, though the well-known Bloomsbury Group flitted between both areas.

Our talks tonight will highlight some more unusual and lesser known aspects of the two districts, to give a flavour of the latest additions to the Society's popular Streets series. Both volumes will be on sale at the meeting.

Price: Free to members. Non-members welcome (£1 at the door).