One of TNRA's twice-yearly porch sales will take place from 10am to 3pm outside Henry Wood Hall. There will be hundreds of books on sale (most priced at 50p) and also CDs, DVDs and varied bric-a-brac. Entry is free and all proceeds will go to TNRA funds. Please come along, browse and find something that you want or need. Donations are welcome. Please bring any items on the day if possible or ring Lesley on 020 7407 7865 in advance.
TNRA is organising another day of weeding and composting by community volunteers in our two square gardens in order to prepare for Open Garden Squares Weekend (9 June). This is to assist Capita's gardening contractors, Greenmantle, and maintain the condition of the gardens, achieved by volunteers working for the last eight years.
We will be gathering in the Trinity Church Square garden on Saturday 11 May from 8.30 am to 1pm. If you can help, let us know in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org - or just turn up. Gardening tools will be provided. No prior experience of gardening is necessary!
Long leaseholders and freeholders who participate in TNRA's garden action days in Spring and Autumn will be eligible for a full or partial rebate of the £100 annual charge payable by them to Capita for a key fob to access the two square gardens.
As part of Open Garden Squares Weekend (OGSW), TNRA is opening our square gardens to the public on Sunday 9 June (with kind permission of the Corporation of Trinity House). We shall run two events:
In the morning in Trinity Church Square garden:
Come and enjoy the movement of your body in the open air!
All are welcome. No experience necessary. Mats will be provided. Wear anything you can move freely in.
In the afternoon in Merrick Square garden:
Stalls, music, beer tent, food and children’s entertainments. Free entry for residents and their guests.
We look forward to welcoming many OGSW visitors and residents.
If you would like to book a stall, please email email@example.com.
TNRA’s walk in 2019 led by John Constable will take place on the evening of Thursday 5 September.
This year marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of Charlie Chaplin. There is no official record of his birth, although Chaplin believed he was born at East Street, Walworth, about 1 km away from Trinity Village. The walk will include the church where his parents were married, his supposed birthplace (in East Street), the Lambeth Workhouse where the family were housed in hard times, and West Square where they lived in happier days.
We will also explore the history and culture of the area in the late 19th century with its costermongers and music hall artists, visiting the sites of the old Surrey Gardens zoo and theatre, the Manor Place public baths and the South London Palace, one of London's most celebrated music halls.
We will gather on 5 September from 7.15pm for a 7.30pm departure on the corner of Walworth Road and Larcom Street, close to the Library and Cuming Museum, which were damaged in the 2013 fire. Buses 35 or 40 from Newington Causeway stop close by.
No bookings are required. Just turn up and take part! The walk is arranged by TNRA free of charge for participants.