The Ashford Place Generations of Learning project is collecting stories from people who came to North West London in the 1950s & 60s from Pakistan and Ireland.
Ashford Place has been awarded Heritage Lottery funding to work with young volunteers to record older generations’ experiences of settling in Cricklewood. While the area’s Irish links are well known, the story of two communities growing side by side and the experiences they shared is less so. This exciting project will capture memories of people who left their homes to build new lives in post-war London, and the changes and challenges they lived through together.
As well as creating an archive for future generations, stories will be shared through a travelling exhibition and short film celebrating the contributions of migrants’ to the area. The events programme will include storytelling, memory sharing arts & crafts, and public discussions on contemporary issues surrounding immigration.
The project is running from November 2017 to October 2018.
[Click here for a downloadable flyer about the project.]