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.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Bench by Tim Norris underway

See the "sculpture" page for the full story
including visuals of the finished bench
as well as the "Photo diary" of the work in progress
at Beecholme as it happens

Photo Tim Norris

Photo Tim Norris
Of course, the wood will be treated so that
the final finish is a deep lustrous grain.

Probably a finish similar to this:

The Youth Club may be producing a classic type roman mural for the area on the ground immediately in front of the bench.

That is to say, not roman style, but with small tesserae.

more to come.

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"I am proud and priviledge to be your Councillor, to see how the Estate has developed over the years,
and so proud of residents who are so imaginative and supportive of initatives to make Beecholme a wonderful place to live, also their willingness to work in partnership with Hackney Homes."
                                                            from councillor Linda Kelly

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

t is fabulous cannot wait to see it on the lawn.

From councillor Linda Kelly