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Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower is 50 years old this year. The Grade Il* listed building is part of the Cheltenham Estate in Kensal Rise. It comprises 157 flats in the main tower and a further 60 apartments in the lower blocks.On Saturday 9 July, the Trellick Tower Residents’ Association is holding a festival to celebrate the past, present and future of this iconic building. Several homes both in the tower itself and the adjacent Edenham Way will be open to the public for tours.There will also be a talk from architect James Dunnett who worked with Goldfinger early in his career. Closest Tube WESTBOURNE PARKSee More
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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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There are four Golden Lane Estate related facebook accounts and you can follow them here: goldenlaneEC1 

Golden Lane Estate / RCS site 

Save Bernard Morgan House

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Sign the Petition: Save Golden Lane Estate AND Build Decent Homes

This is a link to a petition on  Please share this link to anyone who cares about the Estate.

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Thank you for this.  Have signed.  I hope everyone who sees this also does so.

Thank you! Please spread the word - send the link to friends and family, neighbours, work colleagues - anyone that you know who would care about this.

The proposal needs to be redesigned as demanded in the petition/letter.  Is the petition closed? I could not find any way to sign it on the page to which one is directed.  Martha

Charles you absolutely right, many of my neighbours feel exactly the same.

The Islington Gazette wishes to meet up with you, and other representatives, they want to do an article this week. They are particular interested in social housing being farmed off to Islington, height issues, and Alderpersons/Councillors views.

Please email the full history of the site, and contact Mr Gelder to arrange a meeting:

Mr Sam Gelder

Senior Report

Islington Gaze

Charles House

North West London Newspapers

108-110 Finchley Road




Tel: 020 7433 0104


And Ms Alison Benjamin, Society Editor, The Guardian, can be contacted initially via Email with the full history, along with your contact details.

Ms Alison Benjamin

Society Editor

The Guardian

Kings Place

90 York Way


N1 9GU

Tel: 020 3353 2000


Thank you. I am on it like a car bonnet :) Can you send me your email address - I will copy you in on my emails to them.

Thanks for all the great work!

Can I suggest trying to get in touch with the 20th Century Society? The below may be of some help...

Elain Harwood may be an ideal person to approach. She often runs events for the society (email: or twitter: @Elain540) and has written a book on Golden Lane Architects Chamberlin Powell & Bon 

Barnabus Calder is an expert on brutalism involved with the society and worth an approach (email: or twitter: @brutalconcrete)


And maybe consider asking the Barbican Residents Association for written support.

Thanks, I will pass these suggestions on to Clem who is coordinating our communications. Elain Harwood is already on our list. C20th Soc have been approached. Do you know Barnabus Calder?

I'm afraid I don't know Barnabas personally.

He's written on the Barbican and Golden Lane Estate ( and been vocal recently about plans to demolish Dunelm House in Durham so might be able to help spread the word.

We've made contact. And I've ordered that book too :D


Charles I have briefly spoken to, Mr Michael Howie, he is interested in Richard Cloudesley School site over development, deterioration of Golden Lane, zero social provision at ex-YMCA building sold to Redrow, zero social provision at ex Bernard Morgan House - sold to Taylor Wimpey, Roman House - zero social provision sold to Berkeley Group, Ex-City University offices at Frobisher Crescent - developed for private housing with no social provision, including forthcoming City elections. Before he meets/calls you, with a view do doing an article, please email him with full details:

Mr Michael Howie


London Evening Standard
Evening Standard Ltd
2 Derry Street

W8 5TT

Tel: 020 3367 7000




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