Saturday, 30 June 2012

Hampstead High Street Nineteen-Sixty-Something

Hello Hampsters,

I've sent off edition 16 of the Hampstead Village Voice to the Magazine Printing Company and all being well, the 5th anniversary edition will be in the shops on Monday the 9th of July 2012. Although it doesn't feature the above photo by Richard Friedman of the High Street in the Sixties, it does massacre Tesco-Stressco prior to its 10th anniversary on the centre pages and features a splendid photo of boxer John Conteh in the nude at the Men's Pond in 1974. 

Toodle Pip!

Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein-Wooster
E.M.Goldstein Wooster

Visit: to find out where to buy your copy.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Pure Fruit Aka. Brian Lay

Thankfully, after much local pressure from various sources, not least the hammering we gave Scamden in the last edition of the Hampstead Village Voice, the council has backed down on raising Pure Fruit’s rent by £5,700. 

So go and buy your fruit & veg' there, Jenkins and Son or AJ Fruiterers and not at Tesco-Stressco or M&S.

Incidentally, bumped into Philip Matthews of the Hampstead Butcher & Providor today at the Heath Street festival and he suggested the following:


Support Your Local Shops on 4th July 

Local retailers in Hampstead are flying the flag to support diversity on our high streets on Independents’ Day 2012!
On 4th July 2012 across the country, we are asking shoppers to buy at least one item from their local, independent shop to celebrate Independents’ Day 2012.  We are engaging with local independent retailers to support our campaign. 
The national campaign is organised by Skillsmart Retail and the National Skills Academy for Retail. In Hampstead it is promoted by the Mary Portas Hampstead Shops Campaign, spearheaded by Jessica Learmond-Criqui, which champions the local retailers who make the village so special. 
With over 160,000 independent retailers making up 92% of all retail businesses in the UK, their importance to local economies as well as their contribution to a location’s identity, character and community is unrivaled.

We are asking the local community to:
Buy at least one item from your local independent shop to celebrate Independents’ Day on 4th July, 2012!

For further information, please contact:
Simon Marcus - (M) 07890524005
Jessica Learmond-Criqui –   (M) 07770231367

Toodle Pip!

Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein x

Friday, 15 June 2012


Bill 'Fidel' Oddie with  jazz fusion guitarist John Etheridge head the jazz revolution in Saff End Green. Viva Fidel Oddie! Viva La Revoluçion!

We do like a bit of advance warning here at the Hampstead Village Voice, so the Hampstead Heath Community Festival -  A.K.A. the People's Revolution of Saff End Green - will again be upon us on Sunday the 15th of July 2012.
It kicks off at about 11am but we shall say no more in case the counter-revolutionaries of the Union of the Soviet Scamden Republics catch on and try to mess things up.
Naturally, there be a full report in the 5th anniversary edition of the Hampstead Village Voice out on Monday July the 9th 2012 at a proper Hampstead newsagent near you.

Toodle Pip!

Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein,
Enemy of Big Brother.

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