Glad to be able to meet up with Sketchmob folk again – invariably some familiar faces and a good number of new. Soho is well gentrified, expensive, alive, vibrant and kicking from late afternoon and was going strong when we left at 9. Once again a variety of work, styles and subjects – see gallery on their web site – link in ‘Links’. I sat in Pret a Manger and worked on this……
The John Snow Pub takes its name from Doctor John Snow whose famous “dot map” of 1854 plotted the deaths of scores of Soho cholera victims, tracing their activities to the stand pipe that gave them their drinking water. Snow famously snapped the handle off the stand pipe, and when the deaths stopped abruptly he proved that cholera was spread in water, and not as previously assumed, by miasma in the air.