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.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Last of the real high streets

8th October – 27th November 

Email: Photochats@ChatsPalace

In this exhibition, words and images gathered over
the last year tell the story of Chatsworth Road.
This high street, filled almost exclusively with
independent shops, is a rarity in modern Britain.

Shops like ‘Chatsworth Tyre Service’ and the
butcher ‘Mighty Meats’ have been run by the same
family for decades. The computer repair shop
doubles as a Koranic school. In the last few years,
a French deli, juice bar and gourmet coffee shop
have appeared alongside the Kashmiri kebab shop
and Jamaican takeaway.
Each plays their own part in keeping alive this
peculiar and wonderful street.

The Olympics (the site is a stone’s throw away)
and the revival of Chatsworth Road street market,
once Hackney’s biggest, could see this fascinating
stretch of road change beyond all recognition.

Acclaimed street photographer, Colin O’Brien
and award-winning travel writer, Jane Egginton
felt compelled to capture and share these diverse
stories before they disappear forever.

Open Wed–Sat
12–5pm (‘til 9pm Thu) 
 Tel: 0771 874 9895 

Private View
Party at the Palace
drinks, food and music
7-11pm, Thursday October 7th 

Chats Palace
42-44 Brooksby's Walk
London E9 6DF

London Overground – Homerton
Buses – 236, 242 and 276

Info, images, interviews
Contact Jane: 

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