We’ve had some wonderful feedback from the Viewing Weekend. Despite yesterday’s power cut forcing the Station Hotel to close, e scores of people had the chance to view the images was part of the preparations for the ‘Our Hither Green’ history exhibition this summer. People were asked to select which images and maps they would like to be printed large scale and displayed at Hither Green Station.
While we’re no longer surrounded by farms, orchards and piggeries, so much of Hither Green is still very recognisable– HGL, Manor Park, Staplehurst , Springbank, Torridon, Ardgowan Roads … these are very well worn streets!
The Exhibition has such a gentle vibe- grandparents and grandchildren sharing tales about school, playing out, and sweet shops! So many stories about old neighbours, butchers, bakers, stern school teachers and the old station bridge from platform 1 to 4 …long gone now!
What happens now: Jeni, a wonderful local graphic designer will arrange the images into posters and they will be printed onto aluminium and displayed at the train station. The full exhibition will be officially launched during the May Festival at Torridon Road Library- Date: Tuesday 17 May .
Please contact us to receive an invitation to the launch.
Many thanks to Stephanie and the Station Hotel Team for hosting the Viewing Weekend.
Thank you to the FUSS and HGCA volunteers who as ever turned out to get things done.Most of all thank you to the people who have shared their photos and helped track down maps from so many sources; curating images and sourcing licenses has been a phenomenal amount of work.
Thanks to Getty Images, Lewisham History Archive, The Imperial War Museum, the City of London, The Transport Museum.