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Pimlico & Belgravia Eye is now the only free monthly publication covering key areas of Pimlico, Belgravia and

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distributed. See: Pimlico and Belgravia Eye http://www.eye group publications.co.uk RHS SECRET GARDEN SUNDAYS

“ARE TODAY’S YOUNGER GENERATION HARD DONE BY, OR LUCKIER THAN THEY REALISE?”

The Royal Horticultural Society, famous for its spectacular Chelsea Flower Show in May, is hosting a new series of Secret Garden Sundays under the great glass atrium of the RHS Lindley Hall, Westminster on the first Sunday of every month from 4th May to 7th September, with a Christmas special on 2nd November.

The media is full of stories that young people in Britain today are the unluckiest generation in recent history, but how true is that? With increased tuition fees, the crash of 2008, and the cost of living on the increase, life for young people has been undoubtedly made harder.

Bringing gardening, food and entertainment to life in the heart of the city, there are cookery and floristry demonstrations, tips from top florists, gardening and craft workshops, tasty seasonal food, illustrated ceramics, botanical art, plants, flowers, herbs, and home-made breads, cakes, cheeses, jams and chutneys, from independent producers. Handy hints from experts are on offer, giving advice on what you need to grow your own. Food aficionados sit side-by-side with stalls selling seeds, plants, kits and tools for anyone keen to try their hand, looking to revamp their veg plots or cultivate small urban spaces. You can potter, shop, browse, meet your friends for brunch, soak up the farmers market atmosphere, sip delicious fruit juices, marvel at home-grown mushroom logs and learn about busy Bumble Bees which are essential to pollinate key ingredients such Katie Spragg, Ceramicist & Illustrator, RHS Secret Garden Sunday as beans, peas, raspberries and tomatoes. Talk to experts from the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Stirling, Fife.

But now, with the economy on the mend and employers hungry for fresh talent, is the ‘jilted generation’ really so hard done by? That’s what will be discussed in a live debate being organised by The Spectator in partnership with Belgravia-based Duncan Lawrie Private Bank. Taking place at The British Museum on the evening of 17th June, panellists Ruth Porter (The Policy Exchange), Paul Flatters (Trajectory), Ed Howker (co-author ‘Jilted Generation’), and Katie Morley (Investors Chronicle) will argue for and against the motion – including questions from the audience, and a live vote. Andrew Neil will chair the discussion. Duncan Lawrie is pleased to offer a limited number of complimentary tickets to local residents. If you would like to attend, please contact Zeena Patel on: 020 7201 3046 or zpatel@duncanlawrie.com.

ELIZABETH STREET PARTY

Organised each year by the Belgravia Trader's Association, the Elizabeth Street Party sees local shops and restaurants taking their wares out onto the street to start the summer off with a good old fashioned street carnival. With music, food, and special activities for kids and families, there should be plenty to get everyone in the festival mood at the 2014 event.

Highlight events for the street party include a children's party at St Michaels Church. At 6.00 pm the Street Party opens and at 7.00 pm Fight for Sight on stage 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm Live music

The proceeds of the admission goes to the charity, Fight for Sight which evolved through a merger of Fight for Sight and the British Eye Research Foundation in 2005. Since 1965 the charity has raised funds to support medical research into a wide-range of eye conditions, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy as well as the causes of childhood blindness. Fight for Sight also funds research into a large number of rare eye diseases.

For anyone keen to experiment at growing plants, indoors or outside, but uncertain how to start, the free ‘RHS Growing Together Club’ provides answers directly from the RHS gardening team on the spot. The Society of Garden Designers is present as the UK’s professional body, so too is ‘Young Hort’ a brand new initiative for young horticulturalists which aims to promote horticulture as a career, showing how fun, exciting and rewarding it is.

Fight for Sight receives no government or statutory funding and is dependent on voluntary donations. They raise money from a variety of sources including grant-making trusts and companies. Fundraising in the community is organised through a combination of local fundraising committees and volunteers. A valuable contribution is made by a large number of individuals with donations, who undertake sponsored events.

For those just looking for something different to do with their weekend there are Talks, live music and plenty to eat and enjoy. The RHS Shop will be selling a range of books, gifts and gardening related products and all profits are donated to the RHS to support its charitable work. These new Secret Garden Sundays from the RHS are open from 10.00 to 4.00 and inspire Londoners to grow, taste and celebrate the best of seasonal British produce.

See www.rhs.org.uk/londonshows

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VICTORIA STREET 1940-1945

Victoria Street buildings destroyed, badly damaged or burnt out during the Blitz included Christ Church, Broadway on 17th April 1941, 82 Victoria Street (at the corner with Palace Street) and 102 Victoria Street. In the night raid of 10th-11th May 1941 an engine shop, horse stables, box store and parts of the large Watneys Stag Brewery (on the site of today’s Cardinal Place) were hit and destroyed. Additional bombs fell on premises next to 125 Victoria Street, on 143 Victoria Street, at 172 Victoria Street (at the corner with Buckingham Palace Road) and on three hotels at 253-259 Vauxhall Bridge Road.

endured extensive bombing during 1940-1941 and was damaged in the V1 flying bomb campaign of 1944-1945.

From 1851 its redevelopment was to replace Westminster’s notorious slum housing acres - was lined on either side by high-rise red brick residential buildings and shops. On the very first evening of the London Blitz - 7 September 1940 - the skies above Westminster resounded with enemy aircraft engines. Victoria Street was hit by high explosive bombs at the corner with 14 Victoria Street, SW1 13/9/1940 Vauxhall Bridge Road. Later that night, an open area close to Victoria Railway Station was also damaged.

Bombs fell on Carlisle Place, St Andrew's Church in Ashley Place, on ground close to Westminster Cathedral, on 132-142 Ashley Gardens, Westminster City School, Greycoat Place and Old Pye Street. Others hit the roadway opposite the Army and Navy Stores, damaging the 1878 department store at the corner with Artillery Row and wrecking one of its warehouses in Greencoat Place. More destruction in the Victoria Street area was caused after 14 Victoria Street, SW1 13/9/1940 direct hits on Queen Anne’s Mansions (today’s Ministry of Justice) on Petty France (13th September 1940) and on Broadway (including London Passenger Transport Board Headquarters at 55 Broadway) on 14th October 1940.

Many residents sought refuge in local street shelters, in Victoria Underground Station’s tunnels, in the basements of public buildings such as the Army and Navy Stores, in shelters in Christ Church Gardens, Broadway and under Methodist Central Hall.

Victoria Street was hit directly on at least 11 separate occasions. Other streets in the vicinity were struck by high explosive and oil bombs a further 9 times. Victoria Station and Victoria Railway Bridge over the Thames were targets. Victoria Station and its locale were hit 15 times during the Blitz - on 8th September 1940 with bombs falling on both the Railway Bridge and the Station approach, ripping up the tracks. On 15 September 1940, a Luftwaffe bomber was brought down by RAF interception over the Station. On 11th May 1941, a bomb disposal team dealt with 5 unexploded bombs dropped on the Station the night before. On 25th June 1944, a V1 flying bomb struck Hudson’s Place killing 14 and injuring 82. On 12th November 1944, a V2 rocket exploded prematurely at high altitude over Victoria, but no damage or injuries were caused.

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Nos 15-16 Victoria Chambers (on the site of today’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) were destroyed, as were St Margaret’s Mansions, 14 Victoria Street (north side) and businesses close to Abbey House, opposite the Sanctuary and the junction with Great Smith Street. Westminster Abbey, St Margaret’s Westminster and the Houses of Parliament, were badly damaged or disfigured by bombing.

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WHAT’S IN A PIMLICO NAME? The background determining the name of a street reveals so much of its history. Pimlico was developed from the 1830s from part of the manor of Ebury, inherited by Mary Davies who married Sir Thomas Grosvenor in 1677. Several members of the Grosvenor family and its estates would eventually be commemorated in the new street names.

“Food, sex & irony in Italy” What makes life worth living? “Food, sex and irony”. The renowned Italian artist Enrico Robusti knows exactly how to portray life’s pleasures and human vice in his paintings. Ransom Art Gallery will launch the exhibition of his unconventional and satirical canvases on 22nd May 2014 at 105 Pimlico Road, Chelsea.

Combining Francis Bacon’s power, the cruel sensuality of Lucian Freud’s bodies, Otto Dix’s comic-strip characters, Brueghel’s impeccable technique, Bosh’s visionary imagination and the distortion of traditional Italian Renaissance perspective; Robusti is a puppeteer, merging human comedy with a sarcastic realism in his art.

Belgrave, Eccleston, Claverton and Churton are local villages to the Grosvenor family seat, Eaton Hall in Cheshire. The first Marquess of Westminster undertook the difficult feat of draining and developing Belgravia and Pimlico. His wife was the daughter of the Earl of Wilton. Their son married a daughter of the Duke of Sutherland. Hugh Street and Lupus Street are named after the infant Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, son of the 2nd Marquess and eventually 1st Duke of Westminster. Pimlico was the last of the Grosvenor London estates to be urbanized, by which time many of the family names, titles and estates had already been used for streets they owned in Mayfair and Belgravia. A variety of random dukedoms and baronies were adopted instead: Chichester, Clarendon, Cumberland, Denbigh, Gloucester, Sussex, Westmoreland, Winchester, Cambridge and Aylesford.

A sense of dizziness and void will affect the viewer of his works; it is easy to be sucked in by the vortex created by Robusti’s perspective games. Through his satire of Italian society, Robusti has gained the esteem of visitors at both the Venice Biennale, and at several prestigious Italian museums, including Palace Stupinigi in Turin, Ca’ D’Oro of Venice and Litta Palace in Milan (in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Culture). His art is held in various private collections in Geneva, Utrecht, Kiel and Tel Aviv, amongst many others.

Henry Wise, Royal Gardener to William III, Queen Anne and George I, retired from his highly successful career and bought estates at Charlwood in Surrey and Moreton and Lillington near Tachbrook in Warwickshire. He settled at Warwick Priory, where he died in 1738. He also acquired two fields in Pimlico in 1713 where these names are now remembered.

The church of St. George Hanover Square (begun 1713) was originally endowed with a parish which included the marshy wastes of Pimlico, giving its name to St. George’s Drive and Square. Turpentine Lane recalls Rennie’s White Lead works nearby, and Guildhouse Street the guildhouse which backed on to this street from 1922-49. Long Moor was a boggy field on an early map, hence Longmoore Street. Dolphin Square, built in 1936, is named after the ‘dolphin’ or pump which used to stand nearby. Johnson’s Place commemorates John and William Johnson of Millbank, employed to lay the new streets in the 1830s.

This exhibition opening on the 23nd May, will be a celebration of Italian Excellence: at the private view on the 22nd May visitors will be invited to taste a combination of Italian art by Robusti and delicious food and wine especially selected by Giorgio Locatelli, the renowned chef and BBC presenter.

Alderney Street used to be Stanley Street, from a plot of land owned here by the Stanley family. There were many other streets of this name in London, so it was changed in 1879 to Alderley by association to the family of Stanley of Alderley. However Lord Stanley objected and it was immediately altered to Alderney.

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COCKPIT STEPS

Just a short stroll from Sloane Square is Tinello, an Italian restaurant opened in 2010 by brothers Max and Frederico Sali who both worked previously at Locanda Locatelli. If your idea of an Italian restaurant is one of the high street pizza and pasta joints, think again, you are in for a real treat, this is in a totally different league. You enter to an air of calm, quiet efficiency with impeccable service: charming, attentive but unobtrusive, the waiters seemed to anticipate our every request.

Leading between Birdcage Walk and Old Queen Street is the small passageway of Cockpit Steps, named after it’s rather sinister connection to the age old pastime of cock fighting. The steps themselves are actually the last remaining parts of the old Royal Cockpit, a venue built in the 18th century for the upper classes to watch and wager on cock fights. Cockfighting had first become popular in the Tudor times, mainly as a quick and easy way to make money due to the heavy betting and surprisingly thorough regulation that went with the sport. The rules were remarkably complex, but at it’s simplest level, the cocks had to be of the same weight and height, with their tails and wings trimmed.

We were offered several dishes of starters, our favourites being Tuscan chicken liver crostinis - delicious morsels on toast; gnoccho fritto - warm featherlight pockets of pastry; and Burrata cheese mixed with pomegranate seeds. This was followed by a wonderfully tasty pasta dish - Homemade herb Pappardelle ribbons with duck ragout.

Our choices for main courses were pan fried duck breast, jerusalem artichokes and baby spinach and Scottish sirloin, braised shallots, potato and watercress puree - both beautifully cooked and presented. Somehow we managed to find space for a Dolci and gorgeous coffee, then came a complimentary tiny pastry filled with creme patisserie and Marsala.

Some historians argue that however evil and unpleasant cockfighting was, it nevertheless played a large role in introducing rules and regulations into other sporting arenas. The large sums of money being wagered and the massive popularity of the sport meant that they had no other choice – it needed to be fair and balanced! The cockpits themselves were often dirty, rowdy and rather seedy affairs. Although the Royal Cockpit was geared more towards the upper classes, most cockpits were places where social classes mixed. The majority of towns boasted at least one cockpit, and in more rural retreats the gentry were even known to hold matches in their own country houses! These steps are rumoured to be haunted by a headless lady! First reported by The Times in 1804, it told of a pair of Coldstream Guards who after walking past Cockpit Stairs saw a headless lady moving down the stairs and drifting over the road towards St James’ Park. After seeing the apparition, the guards were so frightened that they had to be confined to hospital!

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DOLPHIN SQUARE

was designed by Gordon Jeeves FRIBA, and long been heralded as an incredible feat of both architectural design and engineering. Jeeves’ pedigree invested Dolphin Square with a subtle, elegant, art deco charm, whilst consulting engineer Oscar Faber brought to the project a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation. The landscaped gardens were an early priority, designed as they were by Richard Suddell, who was at the time President of the Institute of Landscape Architects. Attention to detail has always been a priority at Dolphin Square. It was completed in 1937 by builders Costain on the former site of a governmentowned army clothing factory,

Donjeta Gashi, a 21-year-old woman is jailed for nine months for perverting the course of justice following the frenzied knife attack in January 2013. Gashi helped two of the killers of Hani Abou El Kheir evade arrest has been jailed for nine months.

Donjeta Gashi, 21,jailed for perverting the course of justice

She was convicted of helping two of Hani’s killers flee police by paying for accommodation at the Full Moon Backpacker hostel in Bristol. She was cleared of one other count of perverting the course of justice.

Five men were sentenced in January for a total of 131 years for killing the teenager in a frenzied knife attack in Lupus Street, Pimlico.

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, architectural critic and writer, noted that Dolphin Square was “the largest self-contained block of flats in Europe” and as late as 1992, no other building in Europe had a greater number of self-contained units under one continuous roof. Famous seafarers names adorn the thirteen houses that comprise the Dolphin Square. It’s proximity to Westminster has led to its popularity with politicians such as Harold Wilson, David Steel, & William Hague. Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies were sub-tenants. In 1940 the Free French occupied Grenville House, and when General de Gaulle was in the Square.

Ahmed Mikhaimar and Arber Barbatovci, both 20, of Pimlico, Tarquai Joseph, Hani Abou El Kheir 19, of Maida Vale, and a 20-year-old man from Camberwell, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were each sentenced to serve a minimum of 26 years in prison for murder. Craig Boyce, 26, of Paddington, was also convicted of murder and jailed for at least 27 years.

Ian Fleming’s M was partially based on Maxwell Knight, a senior figure in British military intelligence, a former member of the British Union of Fascists, an accomplished jazz drummer and a long term resident of Dolphin Square. Whilst at MI5, Knight recruited Ian Fleming and a fellow resident, William Joyce. Joyce, a right-winger, became an infamous figure during the Second World War – ‘Lord Haw-Haw’, a leading German propaganda mouthpiece during World War 2.

Oswald Mosley, fanatical ‘blackshirt’ and, along with Joyce, one of the British Union of Fascist’s prime orators, lived at Dolphin Square with his wife Diana. During the 1940s and 1950s it was the home to Arthur Askey, Tommy Trinder and Vic Oliver. Music hall star Bud Flanagan lived in Raleigh House.

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A History of Ebury Street and Belgravia. The 400 acres of land was inherited by the Grosvenor family and was named Belgravia after Belgrave, a village on their family estate in Leicestershire. It was once known as Five Fields.

begins in the midst of the craze for ruins that overtook artists, writers and architects in the 18th century. J.M.W. Turner and John Constable were among those who toured Britain in search of ruins and picturesque landscapes, producing works such as Turner’s Tintern Abbey: The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window 1794, and Constable’s Sketch for ‘Hadleigh Castle’.

In the early 19th century, Belgravia was a piece of wasteland full of swamps, pastures for grazing sheep and orchards; it was a dangerous place where respectable people didn't go! During the Georgian period, the houses in Belgravia had brick facades as the use of bricks rather than wood was compulsory which was introduced after the Great Fire of London in 1666 during King Charles II reign.

This ruinous heritage has been revisited – and sometimes mocked – by later artists such as Keith Arnatt, who photographed the juxtaposition of historic and modern elements at picturesque sites for his deadpan series Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and John Latham. Classical ruins have a continued presence in the work of Eduardo Paolozzi, Ian Hamilton Finlay and John Stezaker. In works such as Keith Coventry’s Heygate Estate 1995 and Rachel Whiteread’s Demolished – B: Clapton Park Estate 1996, which shows the demolition of Hackney tower blocks, we see Modernist architectural dreams destroyed. The exhibition explores ruination through both the slow picturesque decay and abrupt apocalypse. Gustave Doré’s engraving The New Zealander 1872 shows a ruined London. The cracked dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in the distance was a scene partly realised during Joseph Mallord William Turner The Chancel and Crossing of Tintern Abbey, Looking the Blitz. towards the East Window 1794 Ruin Lust includes work provoked by the wars of the 20th centuary, including Graham Sutherland’s Devastation series 1940–1, and Jane and Louise Wilson’s 2006 photographs of the Nazis’ defensive Atlantic Wall. Jon Savage’s images of London in the late 1970s show how artists also view ruins as zones of pure potential, where the world must be rebuilt or reimagined.

Ebury Street Leading architect Thomas Cubitt gave the area its unique character when it was first developed in the 1820s when he was appointed Lead Contractor by The 2nd Earl Grosvenor, later the 1st Marquis of Westminster. Thomas Cubitt first mission was to drain the land of excess water to enable solid foundations to be laid before any building could begin.The Victorians were very influenced by the Italian style. Houses were covered in stucco and then painted. The plaster was then scored or rusticated to make it look like painted blocks of stone. With Belgrave Square and Eaton Square at its heart, Belgravia is still to this day characterised by grand terraces of Cubittdesigned white stucco houses. Later, Lord Richard Grosvenor, the 2nd Marquis of Westminster decided to develop the area into an estate and Thomas Cubitt and his team undertook the job of developing a residential estate centred on Belgrave Square. Cubitt's notable achievements include Osborne House, the East facing part of Buckingham Palace and he built and personally funded a mile of London's embankment.

Belgravia residents have and still do include historians, poets, princes, statesmen, industrialists, inventors, field marshals, scientists, actors, politicians, painters and reformers. Today it is home to A-list celebrities, the privileged and the super-rich, entrepreneurs and oil tycoons, Russian oligarchs and business magnates. The roll-call of rich and famous residents have included Joan Collins, Sir Michael Caine, Sir Terence Stamp, Sir Lawrence Olivier, Christopher Lee, Vivien Leigh and last but not least Lillie Langtry, actress and famous mistress of Edward VII. Celebrities include singer / songwriter Sarah Brightman, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Elizabeth Hurley; Sean Connery and Roger Moor, Writers & poets have included Noel Coward, Harold Nicolson, and Lord Tennyson.

Grosvenor estate surveyor Thomas Cundy II designed the lay-out of the streets while the terraces were the brain-child of George Basevi, a cousin of Disraeli, who also went on to design the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Some of the larger houses in the area were turned into embassies or charity headquarters following World War II, however, in recent years many of them have been re-converted to residential use.

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