At least as early as 1949, Princess Margaret age 19, was hanging out on Chesterfield Gardens and making dance requests.
She returned to the same 21 Club when Harry Meadows brother was its Secretary, and then in 1961, Harry bought the club. Harry Meadows then talked to the press about converting number 8 Chesterfield Gardens and two adjoining properties (number 7 and number 6), into the 'Meadows Hotel', but he may have run into licensing problems with his plans. This is the probable reason why number 6 remained mostly empty until it stated to fill-up in the summer of 1964.
Although the front pillars claimed that it was now 'Caroline House', it was not 'Radio Caroline House' because there was no such company as 'Radio Caroline Ltd', and a lot of other tenants also moved in who were not directly related to the events taking place on two radio ships. But it was not long before the U.S. Cosa Nostra from New Jersey started to move into London with their New York Jewish counterparts, and they brought payola and stolen bonds with them.
It was a two-way trade because other connections shipped the drug LSD back to New York. It was initially manufactured in London by a family relative of Paul Elvey. He was the radio engineer who was arrested at Glasgow airport with gelignite in his luggage.
The Krays had commissioned Elvey to kill a Greek club owner on behalf of a Maltese gang who had contracted the job to the Kray Twins. Elvey was the man who left the hatch open so that Oliver Smedley could capture Reg Calvert's 'Radio City' fort station. While many think that Smedley was acting on behalf of Project Atlanta Limited, he wasn't, he had formed another company.
This escapade ended with Smedley shooting and killing Calvert and the totally corrupt Metropolitan Police who were in the pay of London gangsters, were called in to investigate the crime along with local police. They were all the opposite of 'law enforcement', because they were all part of the criminal underworld receiving pay-offs.
This is the world that attracted the top man in Europe representing the US Treasury and its Secret Service, to begin to investigate the illicit Trans-Atlantic trade that Radio Caroline (1964-1967) had become immersed in. This is the reason why Jocelyn Stevens and company knew that the true story could not be told while they were still alive, because if part of the sordid details was unmasked, there would be no stopping investigators from digging deeper still.
Little by little, day by day, we are revealing the true story here for the very first time, and soon it will appear in a series of books.
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