Author: Joseph's Garden

Garden build underway!

Tower Hamlets Council have begun contruction and hard landscaping of Joseph’s Garden, the new community garden in Whitechapel celebrating the life of Joseph Merrick. The work will be completed ready for planting during summer 2023 with the Joseph’s Garden group taking responsibility for the ongoing care and maintenance of the park. Gary Marshall and Howard […]

Changing Faces adds support to campaign

Changing Faces the UK’s leading charity for people living with a visible difference has added its support to the Joseph’s Garden campaign. Changing Faces CEO Heather Blake said, “Changing Faces supports the Joseph’s Garden project and it’s goals. This is a great opportunity to tell Joseph’s story in a positive way and to celebrate his […]

Love Disfigure back Joseph’s Garden

Love Disfigure, the campaign raising awareness and support for people living with disfigurement, is supporting the call by local residents to create Joseph’s Garden in Whitechapel, London to honour the memory of Joseph Merrick. Love Disfigure supports over 3,000 people with skin conditions, burns, scars or disfigurement and was founded by Sylvia Mac, a child […]

Tower Hamlets exploring statue of Joseph Merrick

Tower Hamlet’s mayor John Biggs has tasked his officials to explore taking forward Whitechapel residents’ proposal for a statue of Joseph Merrick. Responding to a letter from residents of Durward Street, where the proposed statue will be situated, the mayor said: “The public realm works on Durward Street have begun and whilst they currently do […]