BELSIZE Remembered – available now

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Belsize Rememebered

BELSIZE Remembered is a collection of engaging and at times moving personal accounts that together show how the area evolved from the 1930s to the present.

These memories depict many different aspects of life in a part of London that in the 20th century underwent radical changes.

From the story of the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor to memories of artists and musicians as well as once favourite shops, pubs and places of entertainment, these reminiscences capture the flavour of what old hands and relative newcomers relish about where they live.

Fully illustrated with contemporary and archival images this project presents more than ninety chronicles from Belsize residents revisiting old experiences and feelings.

Sir Derek Jacobi reads extracts from BELSIZE Remembered
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Compiled by Ranee Barr and David S Percy
Edited by F Peter Woodford
Photographs by David S Percy

Publication 26 October 2017 RRP £16.99

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‘This book is a delight. A small and perfectly formed masterpiece. It has an almost incredible cast of characters from Agatha Christie to Madame Zwingli: in between we meet Ben Nicholson, Freud, Jung, Thomas Mann, RD Laing, Henry Moore, and Twiggy. A marvellous cluster of memories with lovely vignettes.’

Michael Wood, historian and BBC broadcaster

‘A beautifully produced book, lavishly illustrated in colour. The personal reminiscences show the interesting, funny, unexpected and rewarding sides of living in Belsize Park.'

Marianne Colloms, co-author, Hampstead & Belsize Park, Then & Now

‘A vivid evocation of the history of Belsize Park, seen through the eyes of past and present inhabitants – required reading for all who cherish the area's unique charm.'

Martin Sheppard, author, Primrose Hill: A History

‘This splendidly illustrated book of remembrances of Belsize provides ample evidence of a vibrant, handsome part of London. A feast of information and a visual delight.’

John Richardson, chairman, Camden History Society

Thanks to our two primary sponsors – both located in Belsize Village:

Heywoods and XUL Architecture

Publication of this book has also been made possible thanks to the many individual donors to this community project.

BELSIZE Remembered is available from Daunt Books, Waterstone's Hampstead and online from this website as well as on Amazon.

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