Portland Pathways (2018)

Portland Pathways was a unique heritage project, run by b-side arts organisation and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, on the Isle of Portland in 2018. The project explored the rich and vital history of public rights of way across the island, and the historic sites these pathways link. As the Research Coordinator for the… Continue reading Portland Pathways (2018)

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Working River: An Oral History of London’s Boatyards (2017)

In 2017 I managed the project 'Working River', documenting the living history of London's boatyards, from the Thames Barrier up to Teddington Lock. The project was run by the wonderful Thames Festival Trust, in partnership with the Museum of London, supported with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. To help make this project happen,… Continue reading Working River: An Oral History of London’s Boatyards (2017)

Information Links for East London History

This list is being added to all the time. If you wish to add your, or a relevant link here please tweet me @beamoyes. Useful links for East London History A Hackney Autobiography – recording and remembering the history of Centerprise. Acme Studios  Barking and District Historical Society Bishopsgate Institute Archives Bow Arts Trust Brick Lane… Continue reading Information Links for East London History

‘Somewhere in Hackney’ (1980)

As part of the archive research and interviews I've been working on for On-the-Record's oral history project, 'A Hackney Autobiography', I've come across this fantastic short independent film 'Somewhere in Hackney', made by Ron Orders in 1980. The film is available free from the BFI website here. It features many of the key workers at… Continue reading ‘Somewhere in Hackney’ (1980)

The Birth of Architectural Salvage

The Birth of Architectural Salvage in 1977: The sometimes savage salvage of architectural features, monuments and materials has a long history. From nomadic architectures, to ancient ruins, and recent revivals such as Classicism with architects such as Sir John Soane’s own eclectic collections. However, as it is understood today, the terminology of architectural salvage can… Continue reading The Birth of Architectural Salvage

The Artist Pioneer

This article was published by 3:AM magazine in October 2014, and is republished with kind permission from 3:AM. ______________________________________________________   ‘Our contemporary stripped-pine pioneers have recreated a pattern of street life that originally belonged to the old working-class East End […] Their crescents and squares are turning into one-class communities of neighbours […] The easiest… Continue reading The Artist Pioneer