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Soho's Posh Plaque

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I was having a wanda around London this afternoon trying to find a shop that did a type of brass :) hinge I was after and no it was for a cupboard I can assure you lol But I recalled a little tool merchants shop in soho that had loads of brass hardware in the window so I popped across from Totty Crt Rd to this shop. On my way I had to raise a smile as on a door down a little posh mews was a posh plaque with the words "This is not a brothel no prostitutes live here" I thought it was hilarious that someone had gone to the trouble to have a plaque made up knowing the areas reputation

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I was having a wanda around London this afternoon trying to find a shop that did a type of brass :) hinge I was after and no it was for a cupboard I can assure you lol But I recalled a little tool merchants shop in soho that had loads of brass hardware in the window so I popped across from Totty Crt Rd to this shop. On my way I had to raise a smile as on a door down a little posh mews was a posh plaque with the words "This is not a brothel no prostitutes live here" I thought it was hilarious that someone had gone to the trouble to have a plaque made up knowing the areas reputation

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Perhaps it used to be a brothel and they still get people knocking on the door. ;)

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Oh fluck me that was the plaque :) Bang on Cous lol ......

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I was having a wanda around London this afternoon trying to find a shop that did a type of brass :) hinge I was after and no it was for a cupboard I can assure you lol But I recalled a little tool merchants shop in soho that had loads of brass hardware in the window so I popped across from Totty Crt Rd to this shop. On my way I had to raise a smile as on a door down a little posh mews was a posh plaque with the words "This is not a brothel no prostitutes live here" I thought it was hilarious that someone had gone to the trouble to have a plaque made up knowing the areas reputation

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I find these people good for hinges http://www.restoration-materials.co.uk/www.restoration-materials.gbr.cc/info.php?p=13&pno=0&cat=40667&search=&sought=3

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Not a plaque but my all-time favourite walk-up sign (from more inventive sixties Soho) was 'Tall RedHead has Ginger Pussy for sale'. In Berwick Street, if I remember correctly, a street that seemed to be wall to wall WG flats - red lights and 'come hither' everywhere. '

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I did actually see a girl in Meard Street once ! an indy, not a walk-up. Possibly not exactly the same address, as I would have noticed the plaque ....

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Meard Street had, for a short time in the 1980s, a brothel with transgendered WGs (not sure if they were TS, TV or mixture). A couple of doors from Gossips, the night club.

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I did actually see a girl in Meard Street once ! an indy, not a walk-up. Possibly not exactly the same address, as I would have noticed the plaque ....

My Secret Life used to work as an indie from a flat in Meard St at one stage.

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My Secret Life used to work as an indie from a flat in Meard St at one stage.

It wasn't her, it was a black girl, but could conceivably have been the same flat. Rather flamboyant victorian style decor as I remember.

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I did actually see a girl in Meard Street once ! an indy, not a walk-up. Possibly not exactly the same address, as I would have noticed the plaque ....

I think that Sebastian Horsley lived at this address in Meard Street, and it is something to do with him. There was a doorway in Meard Street in the 80s where women robbed men. 'Meard' apparently is pronounced like the French word 'merde'.

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That was def Sebastian's address!! Not sure if the plaque is still there but it was not so long ago. 

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