Of course, all but the most casual readers will know that Camden, Kentish and Tufnell were all the absolute epicentre of the piano-making industry back in the day.
Most factories were centred around the industrial areas of Camden Lock and West Kentish Town (for more on this, read our history here), but businesses were dotted about all over the area: N19 lifestyle store Future and Found is a former piano-makers, for example.
Latest un-covery? Why, this majestic PIANO sign on Fortess Road, a site that is to re-open at the end of this month as smart jeweller’s Jessica de Lotz.
Tufnell Park-based de Lotz was excited to discover the previous incarnation of her new gaff, and – like kebab heroes E.Mono – fully plans to retain her slice of the past. “Oh yes, I’m planning to bring the shop sign back to life,” she says, gleefully. “My work is based on history and stories – so this is very in keeping with what I do.”
Music to our ears, for sure.