We are thrilled to have secured the final part of funding needed from the City of London Corporation to begin works on the landing stage of Wanstead Grotto. We’ll be working closely with the Friends of Wanstead Parklands and London Stone Conservation, and work should be starting in April.
Thank you to Historic England and the Greenwich Society for their generous contributions to the restoration of Hyde Vale fountain, on the corner of Blackheath and Greenwich Park. HOLT launched this project in 2017, first getting it onto the Heritage at Risk register and then galvanising local support. Huge thanks to the conservation team at Greenwich Council and the trustees of the Greenwich Society for dedication to their local heritage and Historic England for their match funding of our grant.
The beautiful stained glass window commemorating a Victorian philanthropist is now complete and reinstalled into Caroline Gardens Chapel, in Peckham. Carefully restored by the conservation team at Chapel Studio, the window had been badly damaged by by a WWII bomb strike. It looks fantastic!