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, 9 January 2012

Grant application in

Update Jan 2012

To all Beecholme residents

Just wanted to let you know that the grant application to the Henry Moore Foundation, to commission Tim Norris to create two more sculpted benches (to coordinate with the first) and a large free standing sculpture, overlooking the park has been acknowledged today, Mon 9th Jan 2012.

We will get find out if we've been successful in due course.

If we are successful, you will be consulted and have the opportunity to be involved at all stages - from design and planning to construction.
If there is enough demand, Tim will hold sculpting classes on the estate as well.

David White (Sec B&C TRA)

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This is from the bottom of the "Estate Environs/sculpture"page:

November 2011

...grant application submitted.

We are applying to the Henry Moore foundation for a grant to erect a large pure sculpture for the end of Prout Rd, overlooking the park, perhaps something 1950's to match the estate, perhaps not:

We are also applying
for two more curved seating sculptures to coordinate with the first (see slide presentation below) to replace the old and worn benches and hope to add something to the smaller adjacent square.

We will know if our request has been successful or not in due course, anytime after mid November 2011.


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