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TRELLICK TOWER 50th Anniversary at Trellick Tower

July 9, 2022 from 12pm to 8pm
Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower is 50 years old this year. The Grade Il* listed building is part of the Cheltenham Estate in Kensal Rise. It comprises 157 flats in the main tower and a further 60 apartments in the lower blocks.On Saturday 9 July, the Trellick Tower Residents’ Association is holding a festival to celebrate the past, present and future of this iconic building. Several homes both in the tower itself and the adjacent Edenham Way will be open to the public for tours.There will also be a talk from architect James Dunnett who worked with Goldfinger early in his career. Closest Tube WESTBOURNE PARKSee More
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A Tribute to Joan Flannery

Joan Flannery 1928 - 2022It is with great sadness we inform you that Joan Flannery died in UCLH hospital at 11am on Wednesday, 15th June 2022 in UCLH hospital. She slipped peacefully away leaving her son Marc and three grandsons, Nathan, Kieran and Joseph.Joan was born a Liverpudlian in 1928 moving to London in 1948 where, among other roles, became the Landlady of the 'Three Greyhounds' Pub in Soho during the 1950’s. When Marc was born in 1960 they found themselves living in a one bedroom flat in Old Street where she had the support of wonderful friends and neighbours.On returning to work at the GPO (now BT), Joan was soon able to move onto Golden Lane Estate, first to Hatfield House in 1969 before downsizing to Great Arthur House in 1984 when Marc left home.Anyone who knew Joan would remember her as a fiercely determined and the driving force behind the Golden…See More



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I have been clearing out the GLERA store as they are starting work on the new flats in Great Arthur House next week. While I was clearing the store I spoke to the foreman of the builders who are doing the work. He showed me the Camera Club rooms which still have quite a lot of equipment including lights, a couple of enlargers and an enlarger stand. Also in the room that was used as the Community Association room (the Community Centre bar committee) has some furniture including a desk, two dining tables and chairs and some filing storage.

I was wondering if anyone knows who owns these things as otherwise the Estate Office will dispose of them.


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I'd be interested in the lights. Save them from being thrown out.

Hi Linda,

They are now in the GLERA store. Please let me know when you would like to look at them.

Hi Tim. I just sent you a friend request so I can DM you.

One of the "Bills" on the estate ran, or was involved with overseeing the Camera Club... it wasn't Bill Clifford, but BC may be able to point you in the direction for the correct Bill, Tim - (Bill Gilliam?)

Also, is there any possibility to keep the equipment and resurrect the darkroom in the new Community Centre? There's a number of photography enthusiasts on the estate, it could be a fantastic community resource. Not everyone finds "digital" that fulfilling!

I have been in touch with Bill Gilliam. Ihave saved the enlargers and slide projectors and some stands. I am not sure about the community centre as I don’t think that there is a blacked out room with suitable plumbing.

if someone want to experiment in their bathroom they are welcome to borrow an enlarger.

They belong to the community Buffy knows more as she used to use it .. 

two local photographer graduates can they contact you .. 

please don’t let the estate throw it away .. there are students who can use this stuff who line in the estate . 
thanks fir flagging it up Tim .. 


Hi Jax, everything worth saving is in the GLERA store.


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