Hedges and masterplan

The new hedge and fence on three corners of the park is part of a plan to protect the grass from people walking diagonally across the Fields.  It was kind of obvious that when the railings were removed that people would walk across on the shortest possible route.  Even through the shrubberies.   The ground was …

Sir Robert Hunter on the need to open up Lincoln’s Inn Fields to the public – 1894

Sir Robert Hunter was one of the co-founders of The National Trust.  He was a lawyer with  an office at 6 Lincoln's Inn Fields (a building more famous recently for being "The Apprentice House 2013" in this year's season of the BBC talent/light entertainment show).  The Trust was created in part to buy up public …

Former Terrace Restaurant in Lincoln’s Inn Fields – invitation to tender

There is an intriguing pre-fabricated building in Lincoln's Inn Fields, the former Terrace Restaurant. It has a chequered history - the act of Parliament governning the Fields bans buildings that aren't in connection with the 'convenient use and maintenance' of the Fields.  The Terrace was an ok-ish destination restaurant - ie not intended for people …

Minutes of the FLIF meeting held on Thursday 25th October 2012

Present: Robert McCracken (Chair) Sue Palmer Peter Dodge William Perrin Fran Perrin Julian Robinson Amanda Rigby Walter Hand Apologies: Noreen Kent Mary Kerr Outstanding Items from previous meeting Filming William had spoken with the film companies directly regarding their parking as well as parking attendants. Robert will investigate further film vehicle parking/double parking Walter still asked …

Lincoln’s Inn Fields and the localities adjacent – their historical and topographical associations Charles William Heckethorn

A neighbour recently passed me a digital copy of the above book from 1896, around the time that the Fields became a public park.  It's a wonderful period piece and well worth an idle browse with a cup of coffee.  The book also serves as a snapshot of the area only a few years before …

Olympic traffic changes to Kingsway and Lincoln’s Inn Fields

The hard engineering has gone in for the Olympic restrictions - Remnant Street is blockaded, a huge pedestrian island has sprung up in the middle of Kingsway and, weirdly the postbox on Kingsway near Great Queen Street has been wrapped in clingfilm because they won't be letting the post office van stop there to empty …

Friends of Lincoln’s Inn Fields Committee Meeting Thursday 26th July 2012

Friends of Lincoln’s Inn Fields Committee Meeting Thursday 26th July 2012 4.30pm – Royal College of Surgeons Committee Room 3 – Ground floor Agenda 1.    Apologies 2.    Items from the last meeting & Committee members, to include; •    Removing barriers around the tennis court •    Improvement in bin collection, or removal of bins •    Visit …

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 5.30pm on Thursday 14th June 2012

Friends of Lincoln’s Inn Fields Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 5.30pm on Thursday 14th June 2012 New Academic Building London School of Economics Apologies for Absence Apologies were received from Col Hill, Noreen Kent & Mary Lewis The Chairman undertook the introductions and welcomed the representatives of Club Quarters and from the 2 O’clock …