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Wilf Taylor, one of the stalwarts of the Society’s executive committee and long-time membership secretary, died on Monday aged 90. He had lived in Dulwich for nearly 50 years and was not only an active member of the Society but also the Dulwich Players, the tennis club and latterly, the croquet club. Our condolences go to his family.
Half Moon Lane experienced a major flood late last week when a 3 foot diameter underground water main burst. A large number of the shops were badly affected but Thames Water has confirmed that it is liable for any costs arising from the flood. Work is on-going to renew the pipe and, hopefully, the road will be re-open shortly. The Turney Road web site has more details here and here.
The Society was featured in this month’s edition of the London Forum Newsletter to mark its 50th Anniversary.
The public exhibition of the Dulwich Estate and S G Smith’s proposed redevelopment of the service area at the rear of the site was held on Monday and Tuesday 15th and 16th July. Following a subsequent meeting with the planning consultant and architect, the Society is waiting to see further options. It will then consult further with members and there will be another public consultation before the planning application is submitted.
The application for the temporary building has been delayed because of the number of objections and the school is carrying out a short term refurbishment of the existing building on the site. The school is still expected to open in September. http://tinyurl.com/l8487qu
There will be a public consultation on Network Rail’s proposed remedial works to the railway bridges in Village Way, Croxted Road and Rosendale Road on 7th November (All Saints Church) and 14th November (Montessori School). They are also currently working at Sydenham Hill Station strengthening the footbridge.
The public consultation will be held at the Francis Peak Community Centre in Dulwich Park on the 14th/15th and 21st/22nd September.
See the excellent video of the Dulwich Festival Street Art on ‘Baroque the Streets’ at http://vimeo.com/71633271
Members will remember the ‘scarecrows’ that appeared around Dulwich in May – the video is on http://sometimesoonarts.co.uk/downloads.html
The subjects are:
- Gypsies and travellers
- Hermits and woods
- Miller and Kingswood (Bovril)
- WWII Plaques and evacuees
- WWII William Joyce and Spies
- Films, literature, poetry (Byron)
- River Effra
- East Dulwich, farming, families
The Festival in neighbouring Herne Hill continues its mission to bring a wide variety of music to south London, and this year the entertainment ranges from opera and a choral evensong to jazz stars, family concerts, and a blues and gypsy jazz evening. The Festival runs from 11th to 19th October. For ticket sales and full information, visit the Festival web site: http://at.orpheusweb.co.uk/Festival/
The Dulwich Estate received planning consent for the redevelopment of the site on 23rd July. The approved scheme will provide additional retail space, a new doctor’s surgery at the rear, and flats and maisonettes above.