I didn’t know Gracie Fields was a builder

We saw this house at the top of the rather exclusive Frognal Way in Hampstead.

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This is a close up of the plaque on the front wall

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So the famous Lancastrian singer, entertainer and film star from Rochdale  was a builder as well. I wonder whether she mixed her own mortar and carried her own hod full of bricks?

Brings to mind Bertold Brecht’s poem Questions from a worker who reads

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2 thoughts on “I didn’t know Gracie Fields was a builder

    • Thanks Eirene. We just stumbled on this house on our way to Sun House which is in the same street while we were looking for the Modernist houses in the area.

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