The Author

Sally Fiber

Sally Fiber

We are sad to say Sally passed away in 2017. You can read her obituary by clicking here

Sally was born in the legendary Fitzroy Tavern in 1936. Annie, her mother, had helped her father Pop Kleinfeld since he became the first license in 1919. After Annie married in 1934 Annie and Charlie Allchild became the licenses. The Fitzroy was Sally’s home for the first 17 years of her life. From her early days, she became involved in the charity work of the Tavern. She suffered her first major illness while living at the Tavern; much of her schooling was at St Georges School in Harpenden where she was sent during the war, after which she qualified as a Beauty Specialist. Sally married Arthur Fiber in 1957 and they had two children who today are both happily married producing six wonderful grandchildren.

Sally remained involved in voluntary work with the League of Jewish Women; She formed her local Northwood group in 1960, is still actively involved on the committee and was made an Honorary Life Member of the League’s Council in 1983 for her work.

In spite of having to cope with the consequences of getting MS in the 70s and surviving the most virulent form of the horrifying infection Necrotizing Fasciitis more commonalty know as ‘the flesh-eating bug’, Sally wrote and had published her story of The Fitzroy, The Autobiography of a London Tavern.

The loss of her husband Arthur of 52 years in 2009 had not stopped her enthusiasm. Sally was encouraged by the many who contacted her for information since the publication; the great interest it has created, the amazing history of the Fitzroy with its historical ongoing story made Sally feel the time was ripe to relaunch her book again.

We thank all those who bought a copy of the book through this site.