Above: view towards Marchmont Street, London WC1, from the Community Garden.
From the MA website:
“Since its inception in 2004, the MA has turned a small patch of waste land into the leafy and abundant green of the Marchmont Street Community Garden. A large number of residents and passersby have enjoyed the Marchmont Street Parties.
The Association has successfully campaigned for healthier and safer streets for everyone in the area – we still do.
We actively encourage considerate development and thoughtful construction management as building projects progress. These are all matters that affect our daily life.
And if you have seen the Marchmont Association blue plaques that commemorate our illustrious forebears from the past – from the Pankhursts, Virginia Woolf and Kenneth Williams to Mary Shelley, Jerome K Jerome and Vladimir Lenin (and many others) – then you’ll see why we and our visitors value this part of the Bloomsbury Conservation Area as being a very special place.
We supported our former chairman Ricci de Freitas to publish 4 books about the area which are available from local bookshops.”