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:


It is not clear whether this theft is new or dates back to 2010:
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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.

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