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The Sloane Club
Events | Jul 17, 2018

EVENT CANCELLED Following the success of the March visit we offered members a second chance to view the Sloane Club’s unique art collection together ...

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Summer Meeting
Events | Jul 19, 2018

EVENT CANCELLED We had been delighted to invite all members and their guests to our Summer Meeting at Petyt Hall, Chelsea Old Church, but ...

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Events | Sep 20, 2018

 Patrick Baty is a former member of the Council of the Chelsea Society, and of its Planning Committee.  He is the author of “An ...

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Meeting with the Residents’ Associations of Chelsea
Events | Sep 26, 2018

At 6.30 pm the Planning Committee of the Chelsea Society will meet with the Residents’ Associations of Chelsea to discuss matters of common interest, ...

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BRITISH EMBASSIES: their diplomatic and architectural history
Events | Oct 08, 2018

James Stourton is the author of “British Embassies: their diplomatic and architectural history” and will talk to us about the structure and history of ...

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2018 Annual General Meeting
Events | Nov 21, 2018

The 90th AGM of the Society will be held at 6.30pm at St. Luke’s Hall, St. Luke’s St., SW3. Admission is restricted to paid-up ...

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Royal Brompton Hospital – new imaging centre on Dovehouse Street.
News | June 17, 2018

Photo – The temporary imaging centre.  The Chelsea Society values and supports the hospital, and welcomes the construction of a new building to replace ...

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Curzon Cinema King’s Road
News | June 12, 2018

PROGRESS UPDATE – MAY 2018 The first phase of work preparing the site for the construction programme, has now been completed. This has included ...

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Natural History Museum
News | May 16, 2018

On 16th May The Chelsea Society was represented by its Chairman and Vice-chairman at the Annual Trustees’ Dinner.     The museum is an ...

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Planning Law Review
News | May 15, 2018

The Chelsea Society was represented by the Chairman of its Planning Committee at the meeting at the Town & Country Planning Association on 15th ...

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News | April 4, 2018

LATEST NEWS On 22nd March 2018 the Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Society had a follow-up meeting with Cllr. Pascall and senior officials of ...

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The Queen’s Head, Tryon Street
News | March 13, 2018

  UPDATE:  The Chairman of the Planning Committee and the Committee member for Royal Hospital Ward were consulted on 13th March 2018 by the ...

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Sutton Estate, Chelsea
Feature | May 18, 2018

Planning Appeal   The William Sutton Estate is a large estate bounded by Cale St., Elystan St., Marlborough St. and Ixworth Place. It was built in the early 20th century to provide housing for people with very limited incomes. LATEST NEWS The owners of the estate applied for planning permission for redevelopment, which was refused by RBKC.  The owners have appealed, and the appeal was heard by a government-appointed Inspector at a Public Enquiry in Kensington Town Hall from 9th - 18th May 2018.  In July 2018 or thereabouts the…

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Volunteers wanted!
Feature | January 20, 2016

We are looking for volunteers to help us research local issues. If you have an interest in Chelsea - its architecture, the people, local events or other aspects of Chelsea life - and are willing to write blog posts or articles, we would be delighted to have your help. If you are a local photographer, we would also like to hear from you - there are so many beautiful photos of Chelsea that we do not have the resources to capture, and we would love to feature them on the…

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