1 February 1957: Sooty washing chalks up a first

A 10s cheque sent by British Rail to a Chalk Farm resident in settlement of a claim for soot-blackened washing may have national repercussions. Chalk Farm Tenants and Residents Association is taking legal a

1 February 1957: Sooty washing chalks up a first

A 10s cheque sent by British Rail to a Chalk Farm resident in settlement of a claim for soot-blackened washing may have national repercussions. Chalk Farm Tenants and Residents Association is taking legal advice on whether the settlement will create a precedent, which could mean a flood of similar claims.

Hampstead Council is preparing to buy a block of 43 block of 43 decaying tenement houses on a 1.75 acre site bounded by Fleet, Upper and Lawn Roads, and build new council flats there.

Hampstead Ladies Swimming Club host a reception for their 17-year-old water baby member Judy Grinham at Holy Trinity church hall, Finchley Road, Hampstead. She won the Olympic 100 metres women's backstroke event in Melbourne a month ago, Britain's first Olympic swimming gold medal in more than 30 years.