Shepherd St & Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London
Winifred Fortescue had a tiny room at number 11 in her early acting career in 1905. It overlooked the market. Number 11 has been demolished but otherwise little has changed. There is still a small market on certain days and the whole area retains, very much, a village atmosphere. There are a number of excellent restaurants and smart galleries. The passageway at the side of The Grapes public house still houses a barber shop as described in There's Rosemary There's Rue, guardsmen being some of the customers in those days. (The Grapes serves a very nice pint of beer and has real fires in winter!)
In and around Shepherd St & Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London
A few more recent photos of Shepherd Market appear below; taken on a lovely Spring morning in 2014. The area remains largely unchanged and it is quite easy to spot some of the buildings that would have been familiar to Winifred Fortescue, (then Beech), when she lived there during her career as an actress.
Some updated views of Shepherd Market on a Spring day in 2014
Pictures - P.Riley