In 1920, the London Advertiser ran a story that sounded more like a romantic novel than real life. But the tale did prove the old adage that truth really is stranger than fiction! This is the story of Vernon Boxall, who left SoHo as an eight-year old girl and was accidentally reunited with her birth family a decade […]
One of SoHo’s more scenic spots is the lovely riverside park just westof the Wellington Street bridge. London’s bike trail winds through the park and there is a delightful play area for children. This park is named for one of SoHo’s most celebrated native sons – Richard Berry Harrison.
The little red brick apartment building at 324 Hill Street, just west of Waterloo Street, boasts an intriguing past. This building, built in 1926, once bore the inscription “Hebrew School-Talmud Torah” over its front door. Although built in 1926, the school’s official opening was on June 5, 1927.
Bert Bryan, 12, of 127 Maitland Street, certainly lived up to his Boy Scout training on a July evening in 1931. In fact, his heroic actions earned him a nomination for a Royal Humane Society medal. On that July night, Bert, and his friend, Wyburn Footwinkler, age even, were crossing a field adjacent to the […]
With the wedding of Prince William and his delightful Kate approaching, perhaps it’s time to recall the two members of the British royal family who briefly called SoHo home. (second article to follow)