Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Closed Sqaures: June 24, 2015

Mecklenburgh Square Gardens, still private
Some fortunate people during this hot summer have found a moment's respite under the shade of the trees in one of the London squares.  Many of them will leave town in August and September; but the gates will remain locked and the gardens unused.  The sensible and humane suggestion is now made that the squares should be open during August, and perhaps part of July and September, to some of those who would otherwise have no place to walk or sit but in the streets.

Letter to the New Statesman and Nation, 24 June  1933.

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