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Give Isaac Watts a hand

Abney Park Trust has launched a fund to restore the much loved Grade II listed monument to Dr Isaac Watts. The aim is to raise £9,000 to clean up and restore the statue, plinth and surrounding railings, including replacing his missing right hand which was stolen. Dr Watts is a famous nonconformist English Christian minister, theologian and wit. He was prolific hymn writer, poet, and notable man of logic with many quotes attributed to him.

Donations can be made at The Big Give

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Abney Park gets Lottery backing

Abney Park has been awarded a development grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery for the Abney Park Restoration Project. This initial grant, of £315,00 will see the project developed further and a second bid will be made in June next year. If successful at this second round, the project will see nearly £5million in lottery funding dedicated to the restoration of Abney Park.

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February Forest School

With crisp days and the promise of Spring in the air, it’s a lovely time of year to be outdoors with an abundance of natural materials to fuel the imagination. Join In the Sticks for Forest School in the beautiful woodland of Abney Park this February half term. 

Monday 12th Feb to Friday 16th Feb
10 am - 3 pm
£40 per day per child, £190 for a full week
Book by email at
info@inthesticks.org.uk 

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Service for fallen police officer

Pc Clifford Fox has been researching the six police officers killed in the line of duty buried at Abney Park. All had a headstone but one, the elusive Pc Lillicrap. Pc Fox has raised money to re-instate a memorial stone. This will be unveiled at a ceremony led by Nial Weir, with Borough Commander Simon Laurence in attendance.


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'At Risk' Monuments Restored

Earlier in the year Abney Park Trust funded the restoration of the Grade II heritage listed monuments of Joanna Vassa, the only surviving child of the anti-slavery campaigner Olaudah Equiano, and John Swan, Scottish engineer and inventor of the screw propeller. These two important monuments have recently been taken off the Heritage at Risk Register.

 

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Give Isaac Watts a hand

Abney Park Trust has launched a fund to restore the much loved listed monument to Dr Isaac Watts. The aim is to raise £9,000 to clean up and restore the statue, plinth and surrounding railings, including replacing his missing right hand which was stolen. Dr Watts is a famous nonconformist English Christian minister, theologian and wit. He was prolific hymn writer, poet, and notable man of logic with many quotes attributed to him. 

Donations can be made here

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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.

The current opening hours
are 8 am – 5 pm daily.

 

 

 

The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10am – 3pm,  
Monday to Friday.
Times may vary so
please call before
making a special visit.

 

Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH

Tel: 0207 275 7557
info@abneypark.org