Camden History Society - The London Diary of Anthony Heap 1931-1945
A lifelong St Pancras resident and employee of St Pancras / Camden for 35 years, Anthony Heap (1910-1985) kept a diary for 57 years, intending it to be read. In chronicling Heap’s interests – such as attending West End theatre ‘first nights’, and local and national politics – the diary provides a remarkable testimonyof the locality pre-war and during the war, when he served one night in three in the ARP Control Room. Each morning, as soon as the ‘all clear’ was sounded, he tried to visit each local (and wider) incident to record the damage and its consequences. CHS member Robin Woolven is editor of this volume of Heap’s diary, and his talk marks its publication by Boydell on behalf of the London Record Society, with which this is a joint meeting.
Non-members welcome: £1 on the door.