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.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Sculpted bench opening

The official opening of the bench at Beecholme
was a few days ago now and the story has been quite widely taken up. 

Adults above L to R: David Mulligan (Hackney Homes EIB officer), Michael Shore (TRA chair), Councillor Linda Kelly and Hackney Homes Resident Participation officer Coralie Francis.

PHOTOS David White

Above - Professional photographer at the opening

Sculptor Tim Norris                                                PHOTO David White

Three sets of photos of the bench from installation to opening at

We've actually temporarily cordoned it off again while the turfs on the banking root properly, but it won't be long before it will be open to use permanently.
You can just make out the turfs in the photo above.

London Housing News story

The two new satellite benches still to come (mentioned in the article above) are dependent on the TRA being successful with a recent application for an HCVS GrassRoots Grant - for the benches and continuation of the grounds planting - match funded with our EIB

Follow up story in the Hackney Gazette

Above - Hackney Gazette article 5th May edition

See the sculpture page for the history and full info about the bench, from first sketches to a slide show of the bench being installed (near the bottom of the page)

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