On the 8th of January 2014 the Lea Village History Boards were unveiled to a specially invited audience by town crier Ken Knowles, Reel Access Creative Producer Laura Breakwell and Shard End Councillor John Cotton.
The set of four local history boards located along the border of Lea Village, from the site of the original Lea Hall to the nearby Lea Village shop,s have been installed as a permanent reminder of the long history of the village. Each board focuses on a particular aspect of village life across its 800 year history.
A handy leaflet has been produced which maps out the boards locations and you should be able to pick these up at various locations across the area in the coming weeks. The boards contain just a small selection of the stories and images uncovered during the project and more information can be found in the Lea Village Archive which will be available to view at The Pump and Shard End Library.
In the last few weeks we have been out and about filming The Lost Village, the short film written and performed by the local residents of Lea Village. It’s been a great experience and we’ve captured some amazing footage. We’d like to thank all of our actors for doing such a fantastic job.
This short film was made during the ‘Re-Awakening Lea Village’ launch event held back in August. The film also features a brief interview with Guy Collier, lead researcher on the project and a brief look at the tour around Lea Village with local resident George Chiswell.
Keep checking back to see how the project is progressing and don’t forget to get in touch if you have any information, memories or stories you have about Lea Village.
We have set up a Tumblr page for the project where we will be posting photographs, comments and anything else we discover about Lea Village so come over and join the conversation there if you can – Re-Awakening Lea Village Tumblr.