Thursday, 16 April 2009
A plaque, a small street and a hot political issue
It's a small street in Hampstead, but given events, events dear boy, events, it's highly significant...
The street is Rowland Hill Street and this plaque notes the former house of Sir Rowland Hill
Hill's reputation was formidable and established during his lifetime and he was a key political figure in non-Conservative Government's as a passionate advocate of public service, social reform and institutional reform that sought to break vested interest and development based solely on profit.
The plaque erected by the Society of Arts has under it a small brass plaque that reads:
THE ABOVE PLAQUE WAS FIRST ERECTED
BY THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS IN
1892 AND MOVE TO ITS PRESENT
LOCATION IN MAY 1978
Just writing this post I'm recalling the march we did to try and save the local Post Offices from closure in 2005 when Councillor Margaret Little (pictured right in the picture we took then)supported the Belsize Residents Association and the Heath & Hampstead Society... sadly those Post Offices have closed across Belsize by this Labour Government.