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Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park

It appears that the person responsible is in his fifties and homeless with a mental health problem. The police know him and his whereabouts but they do not have any concrete evidence. They are looking for CCTV evidence.
If you see anyting amiss please DO REPORT by dialling 101 but do not tackle anyone.

I have now purchased a camoflage wildlife camera to try to gather eveidence. Thank you so much to those who offered to help with the costs of such a purchase. I have used Friends money but there will be opportunities to donate for other items shortly.


Please do see the information on the AGM which this year is in the Rickyard on November 14th.

Verdun Trees

We are looking for any information about these, please have a look at this link to see if you can help.

Friends Visits

The programme of Friends Visits has been very successful! And more to come. These get booked up quickly so please do book when you see them advertised. The next is on November 9th at the wonderful Chelsea Hospital.

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

As you have seen, this project is now moving fast! The new Garden Room Cafe Brasserie is going up quickly, and the removal of the additions to the Manor is complete. Now begins the restoration! Do come to the AGM and find out what is happening and when, and how you can support this amazing project.

We look forward to seeing you.

Vivienne Cane-Honeysett

Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park


Vivienne Cane-Honeysett
Chair - Friends of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery and Walpole Park

Autumn 2016

Greetings Friends

I do hope you all summered well, and had the opportunity to enjoy the Park and of course the Festival.

The Park is looking very beautiful during these Autumnal days,but sadly you may have noticed that there have been some major problems with the destruction of the beehives and damage done to the park and rubbish dumped in the lake and pond.
As you know, we had three attacks on the bees and so Ithey have been temporarily removed from the park. The store cupboard in the apiary was broken into and the contents thrown into both ponds. When they were dredged three bag bags of hotel laundry were in there too! Following that two post office trollies were dumped tin the ponds ogether with ten or twelve separate towels and sheets The closing mechanism of the main gate at the post office entrance was broken and the bell to the rickyard snapped off with a hammer or some heavy tool. Sadly it is increasingly obvious that this is the work of someone who has a specific agenda. We are sure we know who the perpetrator is and have had four meetings with different police teams, about this. The description they are getting of our 'vandal' (from park staff members and other members of the public) and reports they have been getting of someone breaking down notices around the Walpole Ward, are the same. I will probably put an empty hive back there. If it is floating in the pond the next day, then I hope to have a picture of the person responsible.

Friends Visit to the Royal Hospital Chelsea November 9th, 2016 (Book by October 9th)

This fascinating tour will let you discover the history behind this unique national institution.

The guided walking tour will be led by a resident Chelsea Pensioner. You will see Sir Christopher Wren’s stunning buildings, hear the fascinating stories of the residents - both past and present – and learn about what life is like for today’s veterans at the Royal Hospital.

We will also have the opportunity to see the buildings designed by Sir John Soane.

For more information on the tour and to book a place: email, and we will provide details for payment.
Please confirm that you wish to stay for lunch, as we also need to give final numbers to the cafe.
Cost: £16 for Friends, £24 for Non-Friends. Please pay on confirmation of your attendance.

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