Heritage Lottery Update 5 - unveiling of the restored map

The Heritage lottery funded project to restore the 1893 Camden Place estate plan has reached a pivotal moment. The map was unveiled by the Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Carole Souter, on 17th September. She is pictured here with project leader, Joanna Friel and David Miller, the gentleman who as a youngster sheltered from the blitz in Chislehurst Caves and who, knowing the significance of our local heritage, sold the map to the Chislehurst Society.

The unveiling was a wonderful occasion, where many organisations of the Chislehurst community were represented, The National Trust, Rotary, Commons Trustees and The Friends of the Recreation Ground amongst others, along with all our local councillors.

The map will stay in the library until Tuesday 24th September, when there is a talk in the upstairs hall about its history and restoration. Telephone 020 8467 0900 to confirm your place. There is no charge to attend. More...

The fully restored map will then be available to view in the Methodist Church Community Centre from 8th October, before it moves to Christchurch in November and to Camden Place in the New Year. There is a display about the map in the library and postcards telling the story of the famous people who lived 'on the map' are freely available there.

If you are interested to learn more about the map or the whole project give us a call; we can talk to local groups and provide more in depth information.

Project updates:

April 2013 - Project launched

May 2013 - Research and Members' Talk

June 2013 - Archive Workshop

June 2013 - Our Young Heritage Amabassadors

July 2013 - Six go to a Museum

August 2013 - Map collected and ready for display

September 2013 - Unveiling of the restored map

September 2013 - Francoise explains the restoration to our members