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.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Neighbourhood developments afoot... the
CPNAG* public meeting
on the
Monday March 21st 2011
at B6 College
7.30pm - 9.30pm

From councillor Ian Rathbone  
Fi Collett from ANTIC is coming to talk with residents about the White Hart pub

• The developer of Pond House will also be there.

Other topics include
• the new planning app on the former Millfields toilets
• the Clapton festival
• and we're hoping we can look at Euan Mills' neighbourhood development plan
(being producing with Chatsworth Road Traders & Residents Association) 


The White Hart and Kenning Hall Cinema from the Hackney Archives

Read an interview with Fi and a lot more at
Here's a short excerpt:

The building has a somewhat of a shady past in more recent years, how do you plan to make sure that it doesn’t regain its bad reputation?

We are aware of the poor old White Harts dodgy past, it was one of the reasons we chose to change the name to the Clapton Heart. New Start!! We want people to be aware of the fact that we are very much a community based company, with our pubs focusing on great beer, great food and great service. Three things that as far as we are concerned, you should receive every time you enter a pub! We care as much about what happens outside as well as inside, there won’t be people falling out of the pub at 2am, throwing up and chucking beer bottles around.
We want the pub to become a focal point for the community, for people to feel welcome and comfortable inside and to trust that they will have a consistently good experience every time they visit. The general attitude and vibe of the pub and staff should be more than enough to prevent past events from happening again.

 Chimes Bar and Regency Rooms photo by bellaphon on Flickr

After it closed it was squatted for a while, what kind of state is the interior in?

There is an awful lot of work to do inside, but it has not been damaged by the squatters, wear & tear and age are the culprits in this case I am sorry to say! But our lovely Site Manager saw the interior on Friday and is now champing at the bit to get started!


If you have any photos of Chimes
please submit them to  and

*CPNAG = Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group
councillor Ian Rathbone chair
Contact Ian: 07890 654 068

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