Cecil Court, London WC2N

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Cecil Court 1894


Cecil Court Party

Friends and fellow shopkeepers turned out in force to celebrate forty years of Pleasures of Past Times. The weather stayed fine for champagne and birthday cake.


Pleasures of Past Times Celebrates

On Monday 10th July 1967, with a certain amount of trepidation, I entered the hallowed domain of the bookselling community of the Charing Cross Road by taking premises at number 11, Cecil Court hitherto the longtime premises of a sign-writer. Thus :

on Tuesday 10th July 2007 I celebrate my 40th anniversary
reflecting no doubt on the variety of interesting individuals who have passed through the doorway. Sadly so many are but a memory. However, to those survivors I have been privileged to know as customers and, indeed, friends who may read this please accept my invitation to call by on the 10th and commemorate the occasion with a glass of wine ( and memory) twixt the hours of 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

Please note that this in no way indicates imminent retirement!
David Drummond