News has reached us that the earlier example of the Cutler Patent gas holder in Tunbridge Wells, held up as the more important surviving example of this internationally significant industrial heritage has ..... been "demolished". http://highbroomssociety.wordpress.com/tag/tunbridge-wells-gas-company/
Haringey council was quick to support the demise of its own heritage on the basis that a more important example survived elsewhere. Now this has gone, wouldn't you expect English Heritage to look again at the Victorian Society's call for Hornsey Gas Holder No.1 to be listed and protected.
You could not find a better place or opportunity to develop something truly innovative from such a well loved landmark; something that will celebrate the our industrial and design heritage and put Wood Green (and Haringey) on the 'best in class' map of urban regeneration. We should not forget so easily how our borough was built with the most modern of technologies and how industry and community existed site by side as partners in their community. Should we not fight to save this old friend.UPDATE 31st January, 2013 -
Life on Hornsey Park Road has been plagued with problems including noise, pollution and crumbling pavements, on top of this there appears to be a lack of strategic vision for the future. Council Leader Peray Ahmet and a few of her fellow councillors came to discuss the issues with our representatives.
Eight of us got out before the rain last Saturday. We cut back a lot of growth at the Lavender Garden ready for winter. Most of what we cleared has now gone down for composting. By John Miles
The loss of trees is becoming an issue locally. The wonderful false acacia at the junction of Mayes Road and Coburg Road was removed because it ‘had a fungus’ - just in time for the planning application to build on the petrol station site beside it.
Photo: The gardening team – John. Ben, Polly and John – out on a Saturday morning
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