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.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Beecholme Fun Day 2011

The Fun Day held on Sat 1st October at Beecholme was enjoyed by everyone, as the photos below testify too.

Thanks for the organization of the day goes to Julie Scarlett, who, with help from the B&C TRA and Hackney Homes Resident Participation Officer Coralie Francis arranged and prepared everything needed.

It was Julie's idea it was to hold the day, after the recent riots, to bring everyone together and show the famous east end community spirit and ethos of helping your neighbours, being friendly and tolerant was alive and well in this corner of Hackney - and it did just that.

 All photos below taken by Christine Williamson

All photos taken by Christine Williamson

 Children were happily getting their faces painted, getting to grips with a football with estate resident Phobe  (Tottenham football academy trainee) or jumping around in the bouncy caste, all set to music by DJ MixmasterJ from Mystic radio.

There was plenty to eat at hand to recharge their batteries too, with food prepared and cooked by residents Julie and Rita.

We are very grateful to PARADISE HALAL BUTCHERS and NEW ERA DRY CLEANERS both on lower clapton road who sponsored the event.

Parents enjoyed the opportunity to talk to their neighbours in the sunny and pleasant square and everything went very well - even the weather seemed to collude, to give us a perfect day.

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