Sal’s sketch book includes Eastbourne Town Hall …
… and her sister-in-laws bathroom and Post Office counter
… and then to Hornsey College of Art. In 1968 when the college was temporarily closed following the famous student protest and occupation, Sal returned to Eastbourne to work night shift at the Arctic Roll factory, taking time out to join in the anti Vietnam War demo in Grosvenor Square!
… After Art School Sal trained as a teacher and after a year in a Bethnal Green Comp
… went to work at the famous White Lion Street Free School…
… where there was a constant struggle to keep going…..
..but Sal loved it .. even peeling spuds for 50 plus on camping trips – just as well she likes to cook…
… all the while she lived in a dingy basement flat at the now refurbished 5 Calthorpe Street WC1…
...where a tyrannical landlady meant boyfriends had to hide in wardrobes…
… and there were coal fires and an Ascot water heater…..
..while the bay tree was a 21st birthday present from Phalen and at nearly 40 is now in our garden