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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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Golden Lane Bike project - results of resident consultation at Zoom

June 27, 2022 from 7pm to 8pm
Come to a zoom presentation on Monday 27 June from 7pm to 8pm In response to the pandemic, 2020 saw a major move towards encouraging cycling and walking in the City of London and across the capital. As an alternative to public transport and car use, making the most of the fresh air suddenly became very attractive. Golden Lane residents created an initiative to encourage increased cycling and walking. A grant application was made for funding to encourage cycling; refurbish existing bike sheds; add new public bicycle racks and create a set of safe and secure places for cycle storage. The grant application was made to the City of London Community Infrastructure Fund. The application was successful and detailed planning has now started to implement the project. Over the spring extensive resident consultation has taken place to establish the best approach to…See More
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Golden Lane Bike project - results of resident consultation at Zoom

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Come to a zoom presentation on Monday 27 June from 7pm to 8pm In response to the pandemic, 2020 saw a major move towards encouraging cycling and walking in the City of London and across the capital. As an alternative to public transport and car use, making the most of the fresh air suddenly became very attractive. Golden Lane residents created an initiative to encourage increased cycling and walking. A grant application was made for funding to encourage cycling; refurbish existing bike sheds; add new public bicycle racks and create a set of safe and secure places for cycle storage. The grant application was made to the City of London Community Infrastructure Fund. The application was successful and detailed planning has now started to implement the project. Over the spring extensive resident consultation has taken place to establish the best approach to…See More
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Hello! Could someone please direct me to any info re the Golden Lane Jubilee celebrations as I would like to be involved? Heather 

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I don't think there is anything planned, I haven't heard anything and it is getting a bit late to organise now. I would have thought it would have been better to have a Jubilee event rather than the recent May Day event. It will be a long time until there is another Jubilee and a lot of residents probably wont be around to see the next one.

There aren’t any that I know of.

That's sad - I thought it was also going to be a celebration of 50 years since the estate was built. What a pity there are no plans to do anything. I was ready for cake-making, bunting and balloon and trestle table erecting and much jollity!
That was done in 2012

They had a picnic on Basterfield lawn last summer. They could have done something similar for the Jubilee and made it more of a fete and made use of Hatfield lawn and the pond area, and encouraged residents to put bunting up on their balconies. With only 2 1/2 weeks to go, it is too late now to organise. Such a missed opportunity.

They, missed opportunity? Who are these mysterious they?
Just people who live here who want to have something to bring people together. You could have planned something and invited others to join you. It's hard work, needs fund raising but it all done by your neighbours often the same people who volunteer. I started the organising for the 2012 jubilee, I started the organising for the picnic with jazz, Bev in Basterfield organised the Mayday event. There's a lot of volunteers involved in greening the estate.
Complaining about other people not doing what you think ought to have happened isn't helpful.

I have no idea who 'they' are. Events happen on the estate and we receive flyers through the door about them. I thought there was some kind of committee who organised these things so forgive me for not knowing otherwise. I am not an organiser and wouldn't even know where to start, but would be willing to help out.

There's no committee so now you know. Just people like us. Peace

I’ve lived here since 1973. We marked the Queens Silver Jubilee with a fantastic weekend of fete’s, sports day on Basterfield Lawn. Fancy Dress competition, and a Estate Street Party which lasted all day and night!! Everyone came together. Unfortunately the powers that be, wanted the community centre (club) shut down, which had a committee who back in the day organised the Silver Jubilee celebrations. They arranged with the Guildhall to give every child a celebratory Silver Jubilee Coin, which to this day I still have.
The Ralph Perrin Club also organised special events for our elderly community, Best Jam making, cake stalls, fancy dress bingo, and the penultimate party in the hall to end the celebrations. The hub of the community has all but gone, yes there are a events at some points of the year (Christmas carols) and a few others. But this was a platinum opportunity to have the best celebrations, which maybe we won’t see again.
I’m very very surprised this wasn’t organised!! Flyers could have been sent out to all residents asking if they want to participate and donate and volunteer to help organise! I’ve seen the comment regarding how they’ve organised events on the estate, and maybe others could have ‘got the ball rolling’ but it’s not really clear who to approach!! But judging by the lack of interest, as no one suggested (even the ones who have organised before) to celebrate this remarkable event, this was very sadly missed. No offence meant.

I was the main organiser of the 2012 jubilee Tracy. I'm now 73, it takes a huge amount of work. This weekend is Open Gardens Weekend a major opportunity for the Baggers to raise funds, especially with the past two years of lock down. I suspect that's where energies have gone this year. I have a full on cold so can't even help with that.
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