Napoleon Bonaparte supposedly coined the phrase 'an army marches on its stomach' – and if that’s the case, then our London studio should pay fair respect to the food produced at Arthur’s Café on Kingsland Road. After reaching the fine age of 91, Arthur Woodham sadly passed away, leaving his grandson James to spearhead the café which opened in 1935 with Arthur at the helm.
Many of us knew Arthur Woodham or at least exchanged a few words with him as he worked the tables each day, even in the weeks close to Christmas. To mark this news and celebrate the locally well-loved personality, we baked and ate good cake and biscuits, to raise funds for the Royal National Institute for the Blind – the chosen charity of Arthur’s family.
Thanks to all who partook or got their oven gloves out – a fab total for a worthy cause.