Memories of Twickenham Riverside, being run by Richmond Environmental Information Centre (REIC), has received a £39,100 grant. Led by the local community, it will focus on five sites: the former Twickenham Riverside open-air swimming pool; Richmond House; Charlie Shore’s Boat House; Queen’s Hall and Eel Pie Island; and historic Twickenham Rowing Club.
Local people will have the chance to record their memories and lend photographs and other documents about these various sites which have continued to generate a great deal of interest in the town over many years. Community volunteers, including young people, will also develop media and communication skills in recording the interviews.
The material gathered will be used to produce a booklet on Richmond House, video clips on the REIC website, an educational website, a DVD and two exhibitions to be held in June and September 2012.
For REIC, committee member Berkley Driscoll said: We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and are confident the project will support community members to be active citizens with a pride in their local heritage.