Heart Streatham Issue 47

Our cover this month features the designs for the lovely new banners that are now proudly celebrating Streatham’s iconic buildings and events from lamp posts on the High Rd. Aptly, one of them celebrates the beautiful Streatham Hill Theatre. As we go to press, we were contacted by the Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre to ask us to publicise their petition to Lambeth Council to uphold their decision to protect the 1928 Grade II listed theatre from possible destruction by declaring it an Asset of Community Value.

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Photo of Streatham War memorial unknown soldier standing in sorrow at the Streatham War Memorial Garden
By: John Brown, The Streatham Society STREATHAM PEACE MEDAL On Friday 18th July 1919 around 7,000 Streatham school children gathered on Tooting Bec Common for a "Great Peace Fete" to celebrate the official end of the First World War. The children were presented with the Streatham Peace Medal, suspended on a red white and blue ribbon, as a memento of the occasion. The children then sang the National Anthem accompanied by the local Fire Brigade band, and there were sports and entertainments including Punch and Judy; a musical clown; a conjurer, a ventriloquist, a picnic lunch and numerous other... Read more...
By John Brown, The Streatham Society To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, St. Leonard's church is to reinstall and rededicate its War Memorial. This large wooden monument lists the names of 113 men of the parish who lost their lives whilst serving in the armed forces between 1914-18. Miraculously, the tablet survived the fire that gutted the church in 1975 as, at the time of the conflagration, it had been temporarily placed in the crypt pending its re-erection in the church. For many years the memorial remained hidden beneath the church until it was recently re-... Read more...