This is one of those places where we will have to go back: we came across this lovely little place in Beaminster, Café @ Ann Day: part café, part Art Deco shop – there were some very nice things in the window! Unfortunately, it was shut when we were there...
When I later checked the website, I discovered that this is a pretty dynamic little place: vintage tea ware and jewellery, digital art and events (Dorset Arts Week, Beaminster festival)...
Also, if you go to the section titled "Helen Day" on the website, you will learn about a book called London Born. Helen Day (who I guess is related to the owner of the café) helped her grandad write the book: “Sidney Day was born in Highgate in 1912. He cannot read or write but his grandaughter, captivated by the stories he tells, decided to transcribe his words and shape them into his memoirs.” The book was published by HarperCollins in 2010 (London Born on HarperCollins).
I haven’t read the book yet, but I will as soon as possible, because I have always been fascinated by the history of London and Sidney Day grew up in an area of the capital I know very well, having lived in North London for about 12 years.
London Born has its own website with audio clips, pictures and reviews.
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