Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell on Peers & Piers

Joan Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell of Stockport, is at 82 still fully involved in socialist politics. A few years ago Harriet Harman asked her to help with the equalities bill by being ‘the voice of older people’. “It was an unofficial position. I visited and talked to people. In the end I found it depressing because I couldn’t put right what was wrong. A lot of … Continue reading Joan Bakewell on Peers & Piers

Primrose Hill – a Conservation Area? What could be lost?

I still remember the joy I felt some 15 years ago when we moved from west London to our new home in Primrose Hill. That first evening we ventured out to Mustoe’s in Regent’s Park Road to enjoy griddled kidneys and rhubarb crumble amidst the forest of pine veneer panelling. Then we had a drink at the Albert pub. Both are closed now. It’s dull … Continue reading Primrose Hill – a Conservation Area? What could be lost?