Primrose Hill Community Library Update

After the unexpected floor renovation at the Primrose Hill Community Library, we are pleased to report that things are better than ever! We currently have 2,900+ members between the ages of 0 to 100, with an average growth rate of over 40 new members per month. Many of these are locals, but people from surrounding areas and even a frequent visitor from Australia are filling … Continue reading Primrose Hill Community Library Update

The Back Maintenance Massage

The Back Maintenance Massage by the Garry Trainer Clinic Hippocrates claimed that “Massage is the mother of all therapies”, with the implication that it should be the cornerstone of any clinic. In Primrose Hill we are blessed to have Garry Trainer, who intuits through massage which parts of the body need further attention. Garry has been named by The Times as ‘Britain’s Top Back Specialist’, … Continue reading The Back Maintenance Massage

Primrose Hill Summer Fair – 40th Anniversary

Forty years ago, a band of Primrose Hill Community Association (PHCA) volunteers decided that there should be a Summer Fair in Primrose Hill. So they started running it in and around Chalcot Square, followed by a Sports Day on the hill the next day. Little did those volunteers know that this would turn into a run of forty consecutive Summer Fairs in Primrose Hill – … Continue reading Primrose Hill Summer Fair – 40th Anniversary

Primrose Hill Eats: Lemon drizzle cake

Capture the spirit of spring in your kitchen with this easy signature recipe from Sweet Things. If you prefer to use the all-in-one method, cream the cake ingredients (except the milk) in a food processor, adding milk as necessary at the end to achieve dropping consistency. Sweet Things’ top tips for successful baking All ingredients should be at room temperature when you start (gently microwave … Continue reading Primrose Hill Eats: Lemon drizzle cake

Guy Hills – The Man in the Dashing Tweeds

Spending time with Guy Hills is like being in the company of Caractacus Potts. As soon as we meet, he hands me a device he’s been tinkering with, a radio he’s making for his son. It’s the first warm day of the year and Guy is wearing a light-weight cream-striped suit with a casual jumper underneath. He looks as if he’s been disturbed midway through … Continue reading Guy Hills – The Man in the Dashing Tweeds

Behind the stalls: A day in the life of Primrose Hill Market.

Last orders in The Queen’s has long gone, the early morning runners are yet to brave the Primrose Hill summit, and the school’s weekday residents are all tucked up in bed – it’s time for the weekend to take hold at St Paul’s primary school… Morning! Bleary-eyed and still getting used to the steadiness of dry land, it’s 4.30 a.m. and resident fishmonger Mick from … Continue reading Behind the stalls: A day in the life of Primrose Hill Market.

Update on Primrose Hill Community Centre

The Primrose Hill Community Association (PHCA) has been given an option by Camden Council to buy a 25-year lease on its home, the Community Centre at 29 Hopkinsons’ Place, for an upfront payment of £250,000. In the 1970s a campaign by Primrose Hill residents to stop the demolition of the Piano Factory in Fitzroy Road resulted in Camden Council buying the building and converting it … Continue reading Update on Primrose Hill Community Centre

Primrose Hill People: Nick Crane

According to the Daily Mail, Nicholas Crane, co-presenter of Coast and prize-winning author, is a ‘national treasure’. He modestly assures me that they haven’t always been so complimentary towards him. I meet Nick to talk about his masterwork of a book: The Making of the British Landscape. It is the story of how humans have shaped our habitat and how it has shaped us in … Continue reading Primrose Hill People: Nick Crane