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Friday, 8 April 2011

Wheelerabila continued

As I was in the Royal Borough and had Charles Wheeler's autobiography with me I thought I would try and track down a couple of his old haunts.See labels for other Wheeler posts.

This private plaque marks the first flat he took in London.
It is at Hereford Buildings on the west side of Church Lane, Chelsea. The building was designed by Elijah Hoole in 1878 for associates of Octavia Hill.
Just around the corner in Justice Walk, was his first studio, "in the shadow of the old Courthouse"

There is a major refurbishment happening there at the moment. His former studio is hidden behind hoardings. I will snap it when the work is finished. For the time being this weathered sign will have to do.

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2 Comments:

At 8 April 2011 at 16:33 , Anonymous Cart Ridges said...

What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

 
At 8 April 2011 at 17:21 , Blogger Peter Berthoud said...

Thank you Cart. I hope you enjoy my upcoming post on Purdey's!

 

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