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, 13 June 2012

Timberland volunteers clear up

...the grounds at the Old Schoolhouse..

  preparation for the pre-restoration "Open Weekend" on the 16th & 17th June as part of the Clapton Festival and in support of the Heritage Lottery Fund application the Clapton Arts Trust has recently submitted - with a lot of help from RIBA Heritage Architect Louise Goodison at Cazenove Architects.
Tim Ellis (Menswear Designer & Global Steward IDC) and three colleagues from Timberland International Design Centre at 77-79 Farringdon Road spend today  clearing the grounds.      

PHOTO: Left to right - Barry Grainger, Shaun Gordon, Sue Yung and Tim Ellis

Old Schoolhouse: 146a Lea Bridge Road, Clapton E5 9RB.



Gravel for the path and canvas to hand paint some "Open Day 16th & 17th June" banners (among other things) are being paid for by a small grant from the "Community First - Neighbour hood Match-funded Fund" Programme, from the Community Development Foundation awarded to the Clapton Arts Trust.


There are more photos of the clear up my Flickr
"Old Schoolhouse set of photos"


The Clapton Arts Trust would also like to thank the Albion Kids Show for their very kind loan of a petrol driven, portable electricity generator for the Old Schoolhouse Open Weekend and preparations.


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