More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Friday, 7 March 2008

New signage for all Hackney Homes estates

This is an example of the new signs.

The sign structure is a definite improvement, but...
unfortunately the map artwork remains as it was in the old signs.
With the advent of programs like Google's (free) "Sketchup", 3D artwork is as quick and easy to produce as 2D. The other obvious alteration that was missed is orienting the map to the viewing position, not the compass.
How often have you had to look at one of these maps upside-down and even then had trouble figuring exactly which way to go?

Hence my new map artwork.
Remember the image below is an early version an will become more illustrative in time.

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