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The Vintage Guide To London | October 19, 2017

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Save Norton Folgate

Save Norton Folgate – an evening talk

Much of London seems to be for sale at the moment with many developers happy to alter the topography of the city forever for maximum profit.

Norton Folgate, a neighbourhood in Spitalfields, is about to be redeveloped into yet another business/shopping plaza. Head to this evening talk hosted by the trustees of the Spitalfields Trust to hear historian Dan Cruickshank tell the story of the defeat of British Land in Norton Folgate in 1977 and outline the current battle to stop them obliterating the neighbourhood under a hideous corporate plaza.

Sian Phillips reads the poetry of Sir John Betjeman who lent his support to the 1977 campaign and Alec Forshaw, the distinguished Conservation Consultant dissects the inadequacies of British Land’s current scheme. The Spitalfields Trust’s Save Norton Folgate exhibition will be on show.

Wednesday 22nd April
6:30pm at St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch High Street

Free Admission
RSVP to spitalfields.trust@hotmail.com