WE: Second Stage, 2016-17

Neighbours Sue & Barbara, Cornwallis Road, 2016, by Katherine Green
Neighbours Sue & Barbara, Cornwallis Road, 2016, by Katherine Green

Lucy and Katherine are pleased to announce that the WE project has gained funding for two new stages taking place in 2016 and 2017.

This has allowed for an exhibition at Vestry House Museum, 29 October 2016 – 21 May 2017, funded by Arts Council England, along with local businesses the Stow Brothers and London Lofts & Construction.

The project has also gained funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a volunteer training programme started in May 2016, allowing the creation of a stand-alone Warner archive for Vestry House Museum’s Local Studies Centre, a mobile phone app walking tour and a series of public events and activities. The HLF strand of the project is being delivered through the new Community Interest Company, Rendezvous Projects.

A new call out for people to share their experiences of living in Warner properties, by being interviewed and sharing old photographs or interesting features of their homes has taken place during 2016 and 2017.

We have also been looking for volunteers who would be interested in carrying out oral history interviews, archive research and photography, with full training given.


Comments (3)

  1. Pam Aveyard

    Hello, Lucy and Katherine,
    I saw the photographs of the Warner estate on the Guardian website, when the name Warner (my maiden name) caught my eye. I had no idea there was a Warner estate, although I grew up not far away in West Horndon in Essex. I am interested to learn more about the Warner after whom the estate is named, as I know that my grandparents lived in Brettenham (there is a Brettenham Road in some of the photos) in Suffolk before moving to Essex in the early 20th century. Can you direct me to any sources of information about this branch of Warners, please?
    Kind regards,
    Pam Aveyard.