Fulham lies within a great loop of the Thames. Until about 1880, when the District Line was extended, it’s alluvial soil was cultivated largely as market gardens alongside the many grand mansions set within their own grounds such as Peterborough House, Hurlingham and Broomhouse. The pleasing brick terraced houses, in which many of us live today were constructed on this land.
Civic pride and public generosity also provided impressive public buildings, churches and parks. Some of these buildings are of special interest, the artists studios at Barons Court, the large Whiteley Warehouse at Avonmore Road, The Gunter Estate and The Peterborough Estate with it’s Lion Houses, Fulham Palace, Fulham Town Hall, St Johns and All Saints as well as listed phone boxes, post boxes war memorials and tombs.
The long river frontage, Bishops Park, South Park, Eel Brook Common, Parsons Green, Hurlingham Park and Imperial Park as well as many other smaller open spaces contain splendid trees and provide opportunities for leisure and recreation.
What a wonderful place to live. If you are interested in what is going on in the environment around you but have little time to find out yourself you can become a member by paying the annual membership fee and enjoy the twice yearly newsletter. If you have a little more time and some relevant expertise or knowledge and want to get more involved, please do get in touch.
- Receive a newsletter three times a year ( either by email or hard copy) detailing the progress of various planning matters as well as providing the historic context of some of the sites.
- Be eligible to attend the annual Garden Party in the Summer in a special Fulham venue each year (with up to 4 guests)
- Be eligible to attend the AGM in November, an opportunity to discuss current concerns, ask questions and meet other members over a glass of wine as well as hearing interesting speakers or meeting developers of larger schemes
- Be eligible for private views and tours of buildings otherwise inaccessible to the public