The Society and the Dulwich Park Friends today unveiled a plaque to Francis Peek who was instrumental in establishing Dulwich Park. Emily Montague of the Park Friends explained how there would be no park without him while Chris Corrin, his great great grandson, told us a little of his life. The event was also attended by James Thompson, our Chair, Sue Badman, our Vice Chair, Dulwich Village councillors Margy Newens and Richard Leeming, Julia Honess of the Copleston Centre which is based in a church built by Francis Peek, Jonty Corrin, his 3x great grandson, Sharon O'Connor and Gavin Bowyer of the Society's Local History group, and members of the public. After the ceremony the attendees adjourned to the Peek Centre to enjoy tea, coffee and delicious biscuits baked by Emily Montague.
Find out more about Francis Peek here.
Photo from left: Emily Montague, Chris Corrin and James Thompson.