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Peckham Heritage Talks

Throughout the THI there will be a series of workshops and presentations on heritage and conservation-related themes.

The first Peckham Heritage Talk took place on 14 September 2016 and was attended by thirty local people. Seon Soyemi, Senior Grants Officer from the Heritage Lottery Fund gave a presentation about the national programme of Townscape Heritage Initiatives, and Paul Latham from The Regeneration Practice spoke about the work he’d done to research the condition of buildings in Peckham town centre in order to identify which properties would be eligible for THI funding.

The second Peckham Heritage Talk: ‘Breathable buildings’ took place on Tuesday 14 March 2017. Bill Morris, a local architect talked about his approach to working on Petitou café in Choumert Road. Joseph Orsi, who serves on the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings Technical Panel, described the performance of lime renders and mineral paint.

Architect Benny O’Looney took the floor on Wednesday 14 June, in the Old Waiting Room, Peckham Rye station for Talk 3. He described several restoration projects that have been undertaken at the station, with a focus on the latest one – the stair project.

Benny spoke about the restoration techniques and the conservation ‘philosophy’ used, and highlighted the roles of the different local trades involved including steel fabricators, the makers of the new lath and plaster ceiling/lime-plaster repairs, and the carpenters/main contractor.