The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 139

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 139

Continuing our jaunt around the capital’s record shops we’re in Soho today and one to acknowledge NASA’s space probe reaching Pluto! Sounds of the Universe on Broadwick St home of Soul Jazz Records.

Broadwick Street (formerly Broad Street) was notorious as the centre of an 1854 outbreak of cholera. Dr John Snow traced the outbreak to a public water pump on the street and disabled the pump. The end of the outbreak swiftly followed. Here’s a snap of the piece when I unpacked it.

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©Barnaby Barford 2014

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