Heart Streatham Issue 60

Last month, Streatham made headlines with terror on our streets. We are grateful to the emergency services whose swift action prevented carnage, and all three victims are recovering. Thanks also, to those shopping and working near the scene, particularly the staff at Streatham Library, who helped ensure people caught up in the incident were safe. Within a week, people from all parts of our community came together to reclaim our High Road to show that Streatham stands together and will not be divided by evil. Read all about it on page 20.

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Streatham locals took to the High Road on Saturday 8th February to demonstrate love, hope and unity less than a week after the terror attack which shook our community. Immediately after the incident on Sunday 2nd February, news of the attack and shocking images of our High Road headlined national and international media. Social media channels were busy with Streatham locals checking in on loved ones and sharing their shock at the events that had unfolded. What was unseen by the world’s media, was the instant desire to come together and show that this act of terror would not fracture our... Read more...
Maria Elisabeth Dickin, 22 September 1870- 1 March 1951 founded The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals. The 1901 census records Maria and her husband Henry, an accountant, and one servant living at 12 Mount Nod Road, Streatham. The couple had no children and owned a pet dog. Maria was a practising spiritualist and became active in the revived movement for religious healing. She began visiting the poor in the East End, where the plight of some of the animals 'made me indescribably miserable'. At about this time she went through the 'heartrending' experience of nursing her sick dog, which... Read more...