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, 26 August 2010

"Jewel in the crown" to secure jobs & heritage

Find out all about it at:

...and please sign our petition

The online PETITION reads:
"I would like to strongly support the idea of turning the Old Tram Depot at 38-40 Upper Clapton Road over to an Arts & Crafts Trust or Foundation.
It is in line with "Sustainable Communities Act 2007 and would be the jewel in the crown of an Area Action Plan for Clapton (when we get it - promised since 2005).

The Depot deserves to be saved on heritage grounds as well as on cultural and economic grounds - the artists generate wealth from their works which are in demand all over the world.

Please do whatever is necessary to

make The Old Tram Depot Arts Trust a reality". 


"I was happy to sign
       the petition,
I think it is a really
                 visionary idea"
                                 says Diane Abbott MP

Turning the Depot over to an Arts Trust
is also supported
by our Leabridge ward councillors:

Linda Kelly
Ian Rathbone
Deniz Oguzkanli

as well as
The Hackney Society.


The depot is already filled with artists (5), sculptors (3), bespoke furniture makers (4), a metal working forge, an art project and art galleries (2) and more so is obviously ideally suited to the purpose...

If you are one of the 1,300 plus people who objected to the planned re-development of the Depot -Thank you!!
Please do sign the petition above as well.

New visual identity (logo/letterhead/header) for the trust in progress
check out the visuals so far
Clapton Arts Trust logo/letterhead/header visuals

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