By Phil Cowan. “The local” is an interesting concept. The term has connotations of community, convenience, conversation and camaraderie. “I’m off down the local” is a phrase embedded in British tradition that puts a smile on many faces and can […]
Mind That Child! (or Falling out of love with Mr Whippy)
By Phil Cowan. Spring was a welcome early visitor this year, making a surprise appearance in late February. While the unusually warm spell was short-lived, it ushered in an unexpected rush of budding trees, flowering plants, visitors to the area […]
Remembering Marcel Schmitt
Phil Cowan, otherwise known as the ‘Mayor of Primrose Hill’, shares his memories of Marcel, who died in July. Fragility is an unavoidable part of the human condition. It is often said that people are at their most vulnerable and […]
A Happy High Street?
Our urban environments are always evolving and Primrose Hill is no different. Local businesses make a significant contribution to the unique ‘village’ lifestyle enjoyed by Primrose Hill residents. Micael Johnstone explores the trends driving some of the Hill’s recent changes […]