Oct
10

Schools’ visit to Wren’s Spire

We had a great day bringing pupils from two local schools to see the Wren Spire project in Forest Hill… We talked about the Great Fire, the remarkable Sir Christopher Wren & his rebuilding of London and St Antholin’s church in the City. The children learnt about their local philanthropist and printing pioneer Robert Harrild who rescued St Antholin’s spire after it was damaged in a storm in 1829 and brought it to his garden in Sydenham. And they talked to the stonemasons, London Stone Conservation, about their work.