A project based around the Lea Bridge ward in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, exploring the place as Lea Bridge railway station re-opened, and working collaboratively with local residents and businesses.
The project included events, guided walks and talks, and an exhibition, Busy Lea Bridge Was Once a Lonely Road, in an empty industrial unit at 97 Lea Bridge Road, the site of a future large housing development. A publication for the Lea Bridge area was distributed along Lea Bridge Road and an exhibition of photographs of the station went on display at Lea Bridge Library.
Photograph above of the station in 1963, courtesy Vestry House Museum, London Borough of Waltham Forest.
The film below was made as part of the project, featuring Graham Larkbey on the first train to run from Lea Bridge to Stratford in May 2016.
Lead Artist: Lucy Harrison
Funder: Waltham Forest Council Arts Development Grant