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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Heal's Cat

Shot with Olympus E520
And I couldn't leave Heal's without showing you the Heal's Cat, who sits on the staircase. Ambrose Heal refused all offers to sell it, have a look as you go up and you'll see it's head polished smooth by people giving it a stroke as they pass. Hope you've enjoyed the visit to Heals, years ago Tottenham Court Road was the centre for furniture sales in London, these days it is electronics. Some historic photos of Heals are here.


I'm away for a few weeks, daily photos will continue to appear courtesy of Blogger's automated feature - as long as it is working.

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posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 2

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Blogger catweazle said ... (11:41) : 

If anyone knows any more about the Heals Cat, I would be interested to know. Any legends about it etc.

Thanks

 

Blogger Heal's said ... (13:57) : 

There are lots of stories about the Heal's cat. One involved the cat being sold and Ambrose Heal tracking down the customer so buy it back.
It's a beautiful fixture on the Brewer Staircase.
Info can be found here (check the 1920's tab) http://www.heals.co.uk/page/heals_1810_2010_book

 

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