JERICHO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Where the community centre came from?
The centre was built at the end of the 19th century as the Church Institute for St. Barnabas.
Cranham Street used to be a blot on the city
Before Grantham House was built, the site became notoriously derelict, making Cranham Street according to the local press a ‘blot on the city’ – wrecked by local children, and a refuge for rats and for ‘layabouts sleeping off the drink’ who were repeatedly evicted by the police.