In memoriam of three residents

Peabody residents recently attended the unveiling of a Peace Garden on our Pembury estate

“My mum would have been very happy with this," said Errol Williams, son of Myrle Henry. "I would like to thank Peabody for this project and taking time to do this in memory of my mum.”

Peabody’s Neighbourhood Manager, Abidemi Lawal, said: “We're pleased to be part of a resident-led initiative which offers a tranquil environment for neighbours whilst honouring the memory of Pembury residents Myrtie Henry, Marylyn Emons and Zena Walters, who did so much for their community.” 

The Pembury Estate is in Hackney E5

The garden includes benches donated by Peabody East Neighbourhoods, and a long table and trees donated by the National Trust Gardeners, Hackney. 

Peabody’s Director of Resident Services, Joe Joseph, said: “It was uplifting to see residents come out and celebrate the opening of the Peace Garden. I also got to hear stories about the residents that the garden is dedicated to. I hope the residents enjoy the space and look forward to seeing them making use of it."

Other attendees included Sgt Matt Ratana of the local Safer Neighbourhoods Team. 

We worked in partnership with a number of organisations to make this project a reality: Hackney National Trust Gardeners, Gingko Landscaping and young people from Pembury Youth Club.