Ernő Goldfinger and a visit to 2 Willow Road, Hampstead

Ernő Goldfinger and a visit to 2 Willow Road, Hampstead

By Philip Carter As a survey of domestic experience, the IHR’s 2018 Winter Conference—‘Home: new histories of living’ (8-9 February)—ranges widely in its locations and forms of historical dwellings. At the same time, individual properties stand out. These include No....

The rise and fall of John Sperni, Mayor of St Pancras, 1937-1938

Metropolitan History 16 January 2013 Robin Woolven The rise and fall of John Sperni, Mayor of St Pancras, 1937-1938   John Sperni was mayor of the St Pancras municipal Borough during the 1930s.  He began life as an impoverished Italian immigrant, but slowly worked his...