Orwell plaque in Hampstead defaced

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Orwell plaque in Hampstead defaced

Postby Cath » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:04 pm

Around the corner from Keats's House in Hamsptead, there is a commemorative plaque for George Orwell on the corner of South End Street and Pond Street in Hampstead. Orwell lived and worked in 1934-1935 at the site, which is now a French bakery. However, the frieze image of Orwell on the plaque has mysteriously disappeared:

http://greatacre.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/george-orwell-in-hampstead/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9610264/George-Orwell-plaque-is-defaced.html

It is not clear whether this theft is new or dates back to 2010:
http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2010/oct/well-where-did-it-go-george-orwell-tribute-goes-missing
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Re: Orwell plaque in Hampstead defaced

Postby Saturn » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:43 pm

How very bizarre. Good find.

Thanks for sharing this strange bit of news.

Big Brother did it! :mrgreen:
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