There was a great atmosphere at the Marchmont Street party on Saturday. The brass band was terrific, and the Punch and Judy show attracted quite a crowd. As well as a deliciously wicked brownie, I bought a copy of the new edition of ‘The Story of Marchmont Street’ by Ricci de Freitas. It has some fascinating photos of the houses and shops that used to be where the Brunswick is now, and lots of anecdotes about the people who used to live or work in the street. Skoob have copies on sale for £7.95 if you’re interested.