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Valentine’s Day With Viscountess Boudica

February 14, 2024
by the gentle author

On Valentine’s Day, I cannot help thinking back to the days when we had Viscountess Boudica of Bethnal Green to make the East End a more colourful place, before she was ‘socially cleansed’ to Uttoxeter

Viscountess Boudica of Bethnal Green confessed to me that she never received a Valentine in her entire life and yet, in spite of this unfortunate example of the random injustice of existence, her faith in the future remained undiminished.

Taking a break from her busy filming schedule, the Viscountess granted me a brief audience to reveal her intimate thoughts upon the most romantic day of the year and permit me to take these rare photographs that reveal a candid glimpse into the private life of one of the East End’s most fascinating characters.

For the first time in years, Viscountess Boudica dug out her Valentine paraphernalia of paper hearts, banners, fairylights, candles and other pink stuff to put on this show as an encouragement to the readers of Spitalfields Life. “If there’s someone that you like,” she says, “I want you to send them a card to show them that you care.”

Yet behind the brave public face, lay a personal tale of sadness for the Viscountess. “I think Valentine’s Day is a good idea, but it’s a kind of death when you walk around the town and see the guys with their bunches of flowers, choosing their chocolates and cards, and you think, ‘It should have been me!'” she admitted with a frown, “I used to get this funny feeling inside, that feeling when you want to get hold of someone and give them a cuddle.”

Like those love-lorn troubadours of yore, Viscountess Boudica mined her unrequited loves as a source of inspiration for her creativity, writing stories, drawing pictures and – most importantly – designing her remarkable outfits that record the progress of her amours. “There is a tinge of sadness after all these years,” she revealed to me, surveying her Valentine’s Day decorations,” but I am inspired to believe there is still hope of domestic happiness.”


Take a look at

The Departure of Viscountess Boudica

Viscountess Boudica’s Domestic Appliances

Viscountess Boudica’s Blog

Viscountess Boudica’s Album

Viscountess Boudica’s Halloween

Viscountess Boudica’s Christmas

7 Responses leave one →
  1. Andy permalink
    February 14, 2024

    The pictures and story are symbolic of many people and their lives .
    Many people struggle to find that cherished longevity relationship .
    Is it something to do with Thatcher and her sale of Council houses?
    Loneliness can be very pervasive and I hope you Countess find peace and safety with someone you care for .

  2. boudica Fawkesredd permalink
    February 14, 2024

    Happy at valentine’s Day to you all from Henry and Guido and Jack and Chris and Tom and I it’s sadly been many years since my demise and had to leave my home in towre hamlets to be mooved to a fate worce than death in Staffordshire but husband Henry is constantly by my side along wyth husband Guido a great comfort thanks to thee great gentle author who has put my story on spittle fields lyfe blog happy at valentine’s Day to you all

  3. February 14, 2024

    The Viscountess encourages us all to be optimistic and to celebrate this most romantic of days. I applaud her efforts but I fear that I have become St Valentine’s version of Scrooge. Bah! Humbug!

  4. Annie S permalink
    February 14, 2024

    Happy Valentine’s Day Viscountess Boudica ❤️

  5. Mark permalink
    February 14, 2024

    I wholeheartedly agree with the esteemed Andy.
    I also hope that The Countess has finally settled in her newish town.
    London is not the be all and end all.

  6. February 15, 2024

    I wish you a wonderful Valentine’s Day, dear Boudica. If I had your e-mail address, you would receive an electronic Valentine’s card from me! — My experience: You have to take things as they come. Never give up!!! 

    Love & Peace
    – – –

  7. Marcia Howard permalink
    February 15, 2024

    Aw shame. I think next year we must ALL send a Valentine card to this very special person. I trust Uttoxeter is being kind to our very special Viscountess Boudica.

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