Creative places: elegy for Fleet Street

I’m a member of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. The society is named after Wynkyn de Worde, the first printer in Fleet Street.

The heyday of Fleet Street has long since passed, but today the last two remaining journalists depart the street.

The journalists concerned, employees of the Sunday Post, are Gavin Sherriff (@GSheriffSP) and Darryl Smith (@DSmithSP). I do hope they’re signing off with a pint at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.

There’s a wonderfully evocative piece on this by Mario Cacciottolo (@m_cacciottolo) on the BBC site:

This blog has long been interested in the phenomenon of creative clusters. Today is a time to remember one of the most remarkable.

Though Fleet Street no longer survives as a centre for print and the written word, at least it retains its place on the Monopoly board.


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