Heart Streatham Issue 55

It’s been a wonderful hot summer in Streatham. Festival season continues with the Streatham Free Film Festival this month, and you can plan your movies using the official guide in our centre spread. Scruff’s Fun Dog Show on Streatham Common by the Rookery Café also takes place this month. It’s a fantastic event run by the volunteers of the Friends of Streatham Common. This year there’s a fancy-dress horror movie theme!

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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...