The Haggerston Treasures walk takes place this Saturday at 11am from the Geffrye Museum!
Email us to join the walk (free of charge): firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Nicole Crockett on a guided tour of some of the listed buildings of the southern part of Haggerston. Meet at the Geffrye Museum reception at 11am.
The walk begins on the lawn just outside the main entrance at the Geffrye Museum and ends at Shoreditch Town Hall.
It is approximately 1.5-2 miles long and will take around an hour and a half.
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Friday, 9 May 2014
It was the final session at NANA’s where we have been running a series of activity sessions with older people.
The group were fascinated to see the original features of the building. They inspected the commemorative foundation stone, admired the decorative coving, parquet flooring, the matching criss-cross motif on the windows and balustrades.
The highlight was going up into the lovely bright and airy room on the first floor, top lit through an impressive roof light (which used to light the library below – now separated into two floors to create a dark theatre space on the ground floor).
The group were delighted to see that 100 years after it was built as a library, Chats Palace is still in use by the local community: for dance and performance events, workshops, a youth group, a community photography project, darkroom facilities and a café.
We look forward to revisiting with the Senior BEEs in the autumn – with a view to exploring Chats Palace’s fascinating photographic archive as well as the building.
A big thank you to NANAs for hosting the activity sessions!