Sunday 5 March
'Up to the highest height'
by Georgina Szenes
a feature-length documentary
We’re about to start production on an ambitious film that will be a love letter to Hampstead Heath, specifically to the three swimming ponds that have hosted bathers since Byron, Keats and William Blake immortalised them in verse.
New plaque for Parliament Hill
The Shard, The Eye and The Gherkin are just some of the many London landmarks visible from Parliament Hill. A new plaque funded by our members, replacing the one we donated in 1984, now helps to identify the new and old.
Compare the view today to those captured in these
37 SCHOOLS ENOUGH
Society raises nine objections to proposed use of former police station as a school.
Further increases in school-run traffic and pollution would be a disaster.
City agrees to Society's protective provisions for Heath
Chairman's letter to The Economist answering a call for Green belt development and end of 'barmy rules' such as statutory protected views from the heath.
After months of consultation with the Society, the City's proposed new 'Open Spaces' bill will now include protective provisions ensuring the continued wild and natural state of the Heath.
ATHLONE HOUSE SAVED
Plans to demolish a much-loved landmark on the edge of the Heath and replace it with mega-mansion dubbed 'a Stalinist wedding cake' have been thrown out after a six year battle lead jointly by this Society and the Highgate Society.
Read the full decision
for sale to members
Rare Books of local interest
Original 1912 editions
Barratt's Annals of Hampstead kindly donated by a generous member of the Society to help us raise funds.
Society membership passes 2000
Membership has passed 2000 for the first time
in our 120 year history!
A rise spurred on by public backing for last year's legal proceedings launched by the Society, challenging the legality of the City's huge new dams that will disfigure the Heath forever.