What Does The Future Hold For Suburbs Like Bedford Park?

Forthcoming Bedford Park Society talk on the role of heritage in London

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A talk is to be given byy Emily Gee, London Planning Director, Historic England on Monday 20 November 8.00pm at St Alban's Church on Acton Green.

What does the future hold for Londonís historic environment and for suburbs like Bedford Park? Emily Gee, London Planning Director for Historic England, will talk about the prospects for the conservation of key areas of London and Bedford Park in particular.

She will discuss the work of Historic England, including current priorities and pressures in the capital, and how we can all work together to celebrate and protect our historic environment. The talk will also focus on how people and societies can contribute their knowledge.

Emily has worked at Historic England since 2001 and was previously Head of Listing Advice. She has a degree from Smith College, an MA in architectural History from the University of Virginia and a diploma in Building Conservation from the Architectural Association. She has published on Victorian and Edwardian housing for working women and on listing, including post-war buildings and issues of diversity.

The talk has been arranged by the Bedford Park Society as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the listing of 356 houses in Bedford Park, which led to the creation of the conservation area.

Tickets are £10 per person, available online (plus a 70p administration fee per ticket) or from Postmark in Turnham Green Terrace. Drinks will be available from 7.00pm.This is an open event and all are welcome.

For further information about the Society email: information@bedfordpark.org.uk or check the website

November 12, 2017

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