Monday, 4 February 2019

Bringing back the joy

The Bermondsey Joyslide (above) is much missed by the generations of Bermondsey children who, from 1921 until the 1980s, loved to play on it.

But, plans are afoot for a new Joyslide for St James's Churchyard and architect Fergus Carr (right), great great grandson of the original donor of the slide (Arthur Carr, chairman of Peek Freans Biscuit Factory), is greatly assisting in this project with all his skill and ingenuity, and we have just heard of a further grant of £4,000 from Southwark Council's Cleaner Greener Safer project towards the project.

So a big thank you to Councillors Anood, Hamish, and Eliza, to Fergus, and the Friends of St James's Churchyard who are sponsoring the project - and look out for Bermondsey's new joyslide for the 21st century.

Arthur Carr at the opening of the first joyslide

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