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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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GLE Website Comms Team posted a blog post

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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Open Letter to the City of London from GLERA and the Barbican Association

From the Chairs of the Barbican Association and the Golden Lane Residents Association

To the Corporation of the City of London: Officers, Lord Mayor and Sherriffs, Chairs of relevant Committees, Representatives for Cripplegate, Aldersgate, Farringdon within, without, Bassishaw, Cheap and Coleman

 

The announcement of the abandonment of the Centre for Music and the plans to remodel the Arts Centre introduce some certainty into the future in the Northwest part of the City of London which is welcome. But this is just one aspect of other significant changes to the area with the planned movement of the Museum of London and the development of Smithfield. And the continued activity of the Culture Mile.

In the fifties the City made brave and enlightened decisions to create the Golden Lane Estate and the Barbican. There is an opportunity today to build on this by ensuring that in a similar spirit the City ensures the right balance of cultural, educational, residential, commercial and open space-something the originators of the two Estates got so right.

As residents we have a huge stake in this place we have made home. We want to issue a call to the City to take an overall strategic view of this area, rather than making piecemeal decisions on individual sites.

We are about to issue the attached Open Letter and we would welcome your comments, support and collaboration.

Adam Hogg       Tim Godsmark

Chair BA              Chair GLERA


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An article on the letter has just been published on the Building Design magazine website.

https://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/barbican-needs-proper-blueprint-for...

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