20 December 2017

Celebrating more than 25 years in De Beauvoir Town



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Long-standing residents of The Benyon Estate were invited to a festive afternoon tea to celebrate the huge part that they play in the community.

Tenants who have lived on the Estate for 25 years or more, enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea at De Beauvoir Block on Saturday, December 16.

Edward Benyon, Estates Manager, said: “We have a thriving community in De Beauvoir Town and Hackney, with people who have called this part of London home for generations. It’s these people who make this a great place to live and work, so we were pleased to invite them to come together for a festive celebration.”

To find out more about the De Beauvoir community, visit the De Beauvoir Association website.

The name De Beauvoir first came to the area in 1640 when Richard De Beauvoir bought the Balmes Estate. The Balmes Estate was a farm, which is now De Beauvoir Town, and a large house which was situated near where the Kingsland Basin is today.

The construction of De Beauvoir Town as it is known today was started in the late 1830’s, with many of the original properties still standing, with their original features, to this day.

Watch this space for news of upcoming community afternoon tea events, which The Benyon Estate will be running in 2018.