In 2011, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded Making Space a grant of £50,000 for On the Street Where We Live, a project that celebrated life in Leigh Park, from its early development as a
housing estate in the 1940s, right up to the present day.
Launched by the Mayor of Havant, Councillor Ken Smith, the project included a programme of events and creative workshops for the local community. Personal stories and experiences that brought the history of the area to life were uncovered, shared and celebrated. Residents of all ages shared memories and photographs, researching the history of their local area and nominating ‘local heroes’. The series of free events gave participants the chance to enjoy working with craft artists, filmmakers and historians to create interactive memory boxes, a film and a new map of Leigh Park as a legacy for the future.
We worked with two fantastic artists; Jon Lockhart led the work on the four memory boxes and Rachel Reynolds took the lead on the production of the Community Map.