PupAid Dog Show

It’s September and time for Primrose Hill to host one of the highlights of our local calendar-the PupAid Dog Show! Now in its fourth year on the hill, this fun event attracts families and their canine companions to come to the park and enjoy taking part in celebrity judged classes, to have a go at an agility course or to browse the boutique doggy shopping … Continue reading PupAid Dog Show

My Primrose Hill with Fergus McLaverty

My Primrose Hill is regular Q&A feature of the magazine where we ask residents and those who work in Primrose Hill about the neighbourhood. Sixteen-year-old Fergus McLaverty lives in Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill. A Sixth Form student at the City of London School, by St Paul’s he plans to study history at university and keep his future career options very much open … My earliest … Continue reading My Primrose Hill with Fergus McLaverty

Primrose Hill Passions with Rosemary Emanuel

Rosemary looks like an unlikely mathematician, and her Regent’s Park Road house is appealingly piled with high chairs and toys for the grandchildren, but in her study at the top of the house there are shelves of textbooks with her name on the spine. I wrote the Maths A-level textbooks 15 years ago now, when Longman asked me to do them for A-level students. They … Continue reading Primrose Hill Passions with Rosemary Emanuel

Ex-Gang Member to Gang Mediator

Primrose People:  Jason Allen Think of a typical Victorian Anglican church. St Mary’s ticks all the boxes. It has about 30 pre-school kids with their SUV buggies parked around the entrance; a priest, Marjorie Brown (I swear one parishioner said ‘Marge will see you in a minute’); a woman in the sacristy on her knees polishing the brass bits of what might be banner poles; … Continue reading Ex-Gang Member to Gang Mediator

Primrose Hill Past: June Beechey

June Beechey (also known as Mrs Welsh) is one of Primrose Hill’s most loved faces, and a veritable icon (thanks to the Banksy look-alike artwork by street artist Bendi). Everyone loved going to June’s hardware shop. Bursting to the seams with organised chaos, everything you needed was there…plus things that you never knew you wanted until you saw them, but then realised that you did! … Continue reading Primrose Hill Past: June Beechey

Primrose Hill Passions with Dennis Picknett

Trust your Intuition I always find lots to discuss with Dennis Picknett while he works on my back: builders (he was a carpenter in this area for years before osteopathy training 15 years ago), parenting (he has two kids) woodland (he was a long time Forest School Camps leader), but I never realised until recently that he is passionate about consciousness research. “Yes my interest … Continue reading Primrose Hill Passions with Dennis Picknett