2014-04-23 09.33.56We look back with pride over the last 12 months in which our number of listed buildings has DOUBLED! This means 3 new listings. The first is the Reception House – a rare example of a purpose-built place for Victorians to lay their dead prior to burial. Before this the living room would often have been the insanitary and distressing alternative for London’s poor. The second listing is the Blake memorial – a solid granite cross erected to remember the 11 who died in a munitions factory explosion – tragically the week before the end of world War I. The third listing is the war memorial obelisk commemorating the war-dead amongst the employees of the local  firm of Lyons.