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Successful Strachan Campaign

Posted By ltempest On February 10, 2012 @ 2:04 pm In Issue 57,News | Comments Disabled

Fig. 1. St Andrew’s UR Church, Hampstead, Douglas Strachan memorial window: detail of a British soldier tending a wounded German.

Fig. 1. St Andrew’s UR Church, Hampstead, Douglas Strachan memorial window: detail of a British soldier tending a wounded German.

Campaigners have been successful in their efforts to preserve the visibility of a major window by the acclaimed Scottish artist Douglas Strachan (1875–1950) in St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Frognal Lane, Hampstead, London. [Fig. 1] Following representations by members of the Scottish Stained Glass Trust and the British Society of Master Glass Painters, among others, the attempt by a firm of property developers to overturn an earlier decision by Camden Council not to allow the building of a five-storey block of flats close to the church – which would have blocked the visibility of the four-light war memorial window of 1922 – has been rejected on appeal.

More information is available on the Scotland’s Glass at their website or Facebook page.


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