4 May 2015

Latchmere House details


The story of Latchmere House is moving slowly with the appeals against Richmond's refusal for the two planning applications due to be heard later this month, with a decision some time after that. If either scheme is approved then Latchmere House, a listed building, will remain but the area around it will change immensely.

I will record the changes as and when they happen and in the meantime here is a close up of two of the windows on the front of the building. The windows themselves are unremarkable, and I presume that they will be replaced, and that they'll look the same as each other afterwards, but the real interest is in the decorations above them.

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  1. [This may be a duplicate comment, if so please delete it. I pressed preview, and the box went blank. CTRL Z was no help. And if it's not a duplicate, please delete this bit.]

    This is yet another great photo with an unusual focus, Matthew. As I wrote, when I approached you some time ago about this, so often you feature one of the many houses, from grand buildings to small cottages, that are associated with those commemorated on Ham's War Memorial. You said at the time, that we could indeed use some of your photos. There'll be photos of some of those houses, at the table manned by the volunteers researching the War Memorial and/or working on the Oral History Project, at the VE Day exhibition at Ham Library later this week, on the 8th and 9th. There'll also be a map flagging up location of the houses 'of interest'. The photos you will see at the library are furtive aim and click shots, taken with a damaged camera. If you are still willing for us to use some of your photos on future posts, perhaps you could confirm that either on your blog or via the project’s blog, Ham Remembers. Thank you!

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    1. I went to the VE Day exhibition this afternoon and spent most of my time looking at the map of the area with its pictures of where people lived. Please feel free to use any of my photos.

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  2. Thank you! I'm posting about Oak Lodge today, using your photo from November 2010. Most of my photos are marred by the presence of cars.

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    1. Cars are my biggest problem! I often have to wait months to capture a nice building without them in the way.

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