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Events, Lectures, & Visits


AMERICAN EMBASSY
Events | Sep 21, 2019

The American Ambassador has very kindly invited a small group from The Chelsea Society to visit the new Embassy in Battersea. [Applications now closed.]

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SCHOOL VISIT
Events | Oct 07, 2019

at 1.30pm – 3pm Private tour of Marlborough Primary School on Sloane Avenue (entrance in Draycott Ave), with co-head teacher Sarah Howell.  This is ...

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2019 Meeting with Residents’ Associations
Events | Oct 14, 2019

The Planning Committee of The Chelsea Society will meet with the Residents’ Associations of Chelsea to discuss matters of common interest on Monday 14th ...

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APSLEY HOUSE
Events | Oct 17, 2019

A private guided tour by the Keeper of the Wellington Collection on Thursday 17th October 2019 at 10.15am for 10.30am.  As Apsley House does ...

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2019 AGM
Events | Nov 25, 2019

The Society’s AGM for 2019 will be held on Monday 25th November 2019 at 6.30pm in the Great Hall at Chelsea Old Town Hall

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VINTNERS’ HALL
Events | Mar 17, 2020

Members of The Chelsea Society and their guests will make a private visit to Vintners’ Hall. at 68 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3BG  ...

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THE GARRICK CLUB
Events | Apr 21, 2020

Members of The Chelsea Society will have a private accompanied tour of the Club at 10.00 am – 12:00  (no entry before 09.50) Named ...

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THE COLLEGE OF ARMS
Events | Jun 02, 2020

Members of the The Chelsea Society will make a private evening visit at 6.15 for 6.30 – with a talk by Windsor Herald. The ...

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Past Events, Lectures, & Visits

Past Events, Lectures, & Visits

News


Essay Prize
News | September 17, 2019

The Chelsea Schools Essay Prize 2020 The Chelsea Society invites entries for its inaugural school essay competition on the subject of ‘My Chelsea’.  The ...

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60 SLOANE AVENUE
News | September 14, 2019

This building was built by Harrods as their car showroom, but due to the First World War it was never finished. Planning permission was ...

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No Demolition!
News | September 5, 2019

Planning Application Ref PP/19/05043. (49 Cheyne Place, London SW3 4HL) The Chelsea Society strongly objects to this  application for development in the Royal Hospital ...

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Minis parade in Chelsea!
News | August 18, 2019

Minis parading on the Kings Road past Peter Jones On Saturday 17th August 2019 mini owners gathered in Chelsea to show their iconic cars ...

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Sloane Street
News | August 13, 2019

On 24th April 2019 the Chairman of the Society, Dr. James Thompson, wrote to the Leader of RBKC, Cllr. Elizabeth Campbell, as follows: Dear ...

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Chelsea History Festival
News | August 12, 2019

The Chelsea Society is supporting the first Chelsea History Festival, which will take place 9–13 October 2019 along Royal Hospital Road at founder venues: ...

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Draycott Avenue
News | August 6, 2019

We have received an update from the developer of the old John Lewis Clearings site on Draycott Avenue, which received planning permission for development ...

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Cricket in Chelsea
News | July 31, 2019

  On the hottest day ever recorded in England, which happened to coincide with the election of the new Prime Minister; the first ever ...

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Telephone kiosks as advertising hoardings
News | July 29, 2019

The Chelsea Society opposes advertising hoardings masquerading as telephone kiosks. We are pleased to see that three appeals for kiosks on the Kings Road ...

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Photography Competition
News | July 6, 2019

The Chelsea Society was invited by Cllr. Alison Jackson, a well-known photographer, to participate in a photographic competition which she had organised. The Society ...

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The Old Police Station, Lucan Place
News | July 4, 2019

Planning Application PP/18/03491 was refused in September 2018 See https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/planning/searches/details.aspx?address=&streetname=&postcode=&ward=&consarea=&caseyear=&casenumber=&proposal=&decisionyear=&decisionmonth=&appealref=&batch=20&id=PP/18/03491&type=decision&tab=tabs-planning-1#tabs-planning-2 We have met with the developers of this site several times, and one of the issues ...

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Mallord Street, Chelsea
News | June 27, 2019

The Planning Applications Committee of RBKC heard an application on 27th June 2019 to convert the old telephone exchange in Mallord St. into a ...

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Feature


Sutton Estate – Flats to be refurbished
Feature | June 5, 2019

  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. The owners of the estate, Clarion, applied for planning permission for redevelopment, which was refused by RBKC.  The owners 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 September 2018 the Inspector reported his findings to the…

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Buses – our objections succeed!
Feature | April 11, 2019

  On 12th April 2019 Transport for London announced their decision on Routes 11, 19, and 22  "We have looked at these concerns [expressed by The Chelsea Society and others] alongside the benefits of making our proposed changes based on demand, and the disadvantages (on air quality, costs, revenue, customer benefit) that excess bus provision entails. As a result of this we will not proceed with our proposed changes to routes 11, 19, and 22. These services will be retained as they currently stand." Transport for London had consulted in the…

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