I didn’t know Gracie Fields was a builder

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


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


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