'At Risk' Monuments Restored

Earlier in the year Abney Park Trust funded the restoration of the 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.

We are now pleased to announce that these two listed monuments have recently been taken off the Heritage at Risk Register.

We like to take this opportunity to thank Historic England and Hackney Council for their support, and London Stone Conservation for the restoration work.

There are now plans to install interpretation boards highlighting their respective lives and the work to restore their monuments, along with a collection of walks and talks to commemorate their lives.  

Further restoration work is planned for other monuments on site, in particular the statue of Sir Isaac Watts, The Father of English Hymnody. We have already raised near to 25% of the funds needed through our events and donations.

If you would like to donate towards this or find out more about the work of Abney Park Trust then please contact John Baldock at info@abneypark.org, or call on 020 7275 7557.

Donations can be made at The Big Give


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