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.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Just a fraction of what will be lost at the Tram Depot

These shots were taken recently
by Chris Mills
 (I've cropped & enhanced Chris's originals a bit and optimized them for web)

They show only a fraction of what's it's like inside
the Old Tram Depot.

There are two more Art galleries open to the public for example.
There's couple of working sculptors, the metalworking forge, a recording studio, a graphic artist, a printers & signmaker, the furniture makers, the foam factory, the fabric merchant, two auto repair companies as well as Jaguar showroom and more!

By the way, this is what the planners & developer are saying is
"at the end of it's natural life"
and "poor quality, of bad design and dilapidated"

What do you think?

 These shots and more by Chris Mills

are on my Flickr stream at


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