Students from Chiswick School are looking for elderly residents to share their recollectons of the past for a creative project based on the Chiswick area. They’ll be lucky to get residents old enough to remember the days of the horse and cart shown above, but they are hoping for pre-war recollections, says Tommy Robinson, the school’s Community Arts Coordinator.
“My Nan remembered the war, but she also remembered stories she was told by her parents” he says.
He’s organised for a group of students to visit Age Concern at The Friendship Club, Oxford Road North, London W4 4DN on 27 February and 12 March, between 1.00 and 2.00pm. Spread the word to anyone in their 80’s and above who may have recollections of Chiswick, that their presence is required.
Their stories will be used as the basis for a theatrical production performed by the students in the early summer. Its working title is The Cherry Tree, after the cherry orchard that was once on the site of the modern-day secondary school.