Back to Battersea

Participants worked on this project to make memory boxes and collages and record responses reflecting their unique memories of Battersea.

This collaborative project brought together a group of project partners including the Katherine Low Settlement (a community centre in Battersea) and Wandsworth Heritage Service. The project aimed to get a community group, Katherine Low’s Tuesday Club, to recall individual and collective memories of Battersea prompted by archival documents held at the respective archives.

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Back in Battersea: a creative reminiscence project

Reminiscence can be used as a way of enjoying nostalgia, to build up a picture of an individual and his or her life history, to maintain social skills, to resolve past difficulties and to have fun. There are also many possibilities and forms this could take when archives are used as part of the process.

Following a pilot reminiscence project in 2018 with a group at Roehampton Library, this larger project brought together a wider group of project partners including the Katherine Low Settlement (a community centre in Battersea) and Wandsworth Heritage Service. This collaborative project aimed to get a community group, Katherine Low’s Tuesday Club, to recall individual and collective memories of Battersea prompted by archival documents held at the respective archives.

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