There is fantastic news for one of our long standing heritage partners!
Hackney Council have announced the successful bid for funds. Abney Park’s historic chapel will be brought back into use as a venue after Hackney Council was awarded £4.4m by the National Lottery to improve the park.
The funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund will also see major work to the rest of the gothic cemetery – one of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ – including a new cafe and classroom at the park’s main entrance and a new accessible entrance on Church Street, which will encourage more visitors to the park to enjoy its history and biodiversity.
This local gem has seen us research Music Hall stars like Nelly Power and George Leybourne and most recently Abney Park created the Mary Hays Tour to support our project BLUE CIRCLE OF DISSENT
More info at Hackney Council
and at Abney Park