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.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Clapton Festival launched

For the first time ever
the people of Clapton
are going to celebrate the place where they live

on the weekend of
11th & 12th June

Lower Clapton Road, from the Lea Bridge roundabout
right down to Clapton Square
will be transformed into
a community showcase of exciting events, activities & stands

music art dancing films fancy dress
with live bands
and much more

At St John’s Church (above) there will an evening recital of classical music.

The Round Chapel (above) on the corner of Powerscroft Road and Lower Clapton Road will play host to a reggae soundclash
featuring Solution Sound, Gladdy Wax and Trevor Sax.

One highlight will be the Clapton Walk, an amazing dance performed up and down Lower Clapton Road by students from the BSix six form centre (above) on the cormer of Kennighall Road and pupils from Clapton Girls School in Laura Place, Lower Clapton.

Many shops and traders are also getting involved and will exhibit work by local artists and photographers.

“The festival will provide a fantastic opportunity for local people to celebrate living and working in our vibrant community,” said organiser, Louise Goodison.

                                       text under the pics from a Hackney Gazette article

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Check out the Clapton Festival Facebook page

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