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, 6 June 2012

Old Schoolhouse OPEN DAYS

Heritage Walk
Sat 16th 2pm from the schoolhouse to Vulpes Vulpes

As part of the Approach Togetherness exhibition at Vulpes Vulpes project space and the old schoolhouse:

A walk with an annotated map with points talking of changes in land use, demography and geography. Some points refer to the authors lived experience of the area whilst others are of historical interest. Others still will encourage the walker to share in observations, ways of seeing and experiencing the land around them.

On the Saturday of the Clapton Festival at 2pm there will be a group walk from the schoolhouse to the Vulpes Vulpes project space. It will not be as formal as a 'guided tour' although it will to some extent be led. Walkers are invited to discuss points marked on the map as well as add their own historical knowledged and lived experience of the area. There are three main 'arteries', routes from A to B, though not all points will fall on them. The walker will be encouraged to plot their own routes, joining the dots between the two destinations.

There's also a walk on Thur 14th 8pm to VULPES as part of the exhibition opening day
 from old schoolhouse
with Hadiru Mahdi and Jonathan Watts.

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