Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Joy in the churchyard

Pictured left: Fergus Carr, architect of our new joyslide for the 21st century, and great great grandson of Arthur Carr, of Peek Freans biscuit factory in Bermondsey, who had the idea of creating a slide in the churchyard for local children, when he saw them sliding down by the very steps leading up to the portico on which Fergus was photographed today, after our latest meeting of the Friends of St James's Churchyard.

Now that planning permission and faculty permission are in place and with just over half of the funds secured, the Friends are hopeful that, with further donations and grants coming in,  the work on constructing the new slide can begin in 2020, just in time for the centenary of the first slide in 2021.

Here is Fergus's great great grandad viewing the scene that gave him his initial inspiration:



And here is the latest leaflet about the Joyslide project. To read the leaflet, find out more, and to discover how you can contribute please visit our joyslide website here:


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