These are the plans submitted for the new block of flats on part of the Cassel Hospital site, 1 Ham Common.
25 June 2007
21 June 2007
Somebody seems to have decided that we need more paths locally and this is a new addition to Church Road. It is not as ugly as the bright orange path in Richmond Park but it is pretty ugly none the less.
16 June 2007
13 June 2007
10 June 2007
Ham Common is divided into four distinct parts. There is the wooded part east of Upper Ham Road that stretches to Richmond Park and the grassy part west of the road, which can be further divided into three parts being split by the avenue of trees leading to Ham House and by the road, The Common, leading to Ham Gate. This is the triangle of Ham Common at its northern end, bordered by Upper Ham Road to the east and The Common to the south.
9 June 2007
This is the view across Ham Common looking from the south-east corner. The line of trees in the background is the avenue that leads down to Ham House. Ham Fair is the other side of those trees and the colour you can see is from the very bright bouncy castles.
This is one of the "attractions" at the Ham Fair (2007). The Fair tries to cater for all ages and part of this is a collection of bouncy and slidy plastic things that is normally placed near to the main avenue of trees. I find them to be incredibly gaudy but I suspect that the smaller children like them.
Work on the new block of flats on the Cassel Hospital site seems to be going quite slowly with no visible progress in the last few weeks. At least the gate was open this morning allowing me to take a broader picture of the sight.
5 June 2007
These two small shops on Upper Ham Road are a little way to the north of Ham Parade, just south of Ham Common on the west side of the road. Because they are away from the main shopping centre they are not that busy and tend to change hands more frequently than the other shops.
4 June 2007
2 June 2007
Construction work has finally started on the new footbridge on the path past Ham House to the river. It looks as though the new bridge is going to be slightly higher than the old one which used to get covered by the high tides occasionally.