Lubetkin’s Finsbury Health Centre — the ideal that time forgot

Finsbury, March 2, 2009.

Berthold Lubetkin’s Finsbury Health Centre was opened in 1938 with his assertion that “nothing was too good for ordinary people.” It was a pivotal moment in British social history that led to the development of the NHS. But now both the building and Lubetkin’s beliefs are under threat

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