Talking New Towns Exhibition

Another successful exhibition at the Marlowes Shopping Centre in Hemel Hempstead!

Over 4 days in October we spoke to over 235 people about the Talking New Towns project.

During the exhibition we exhibited excerpts from interviews we have recorded over the past year.  These ranged from factual accounts to funny stories to give you an insight into this era.

We also asked for children to contribute a drawing to our New Town mural.  They included drawings of their house, fire stations, parks, swimming pools and even a museum!

Using these drawings as inspiration, from now till the end of the year we will be working on a animation.  We hope that the animation will create some visual interpretation of the memories we have gathered of the new town of Hemel Hempstead.

Have a look at some images of the event below and click here to visit the Talking New Towns project website.

Our Thanks goes out to The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Grete and Jo at Stevenage Museum, Keith Boon and volunteers from The Dacorum Heritage Trust John, Anne and Paul. 

Speaking to people about the Talking New Towns project.

Speaking to people about the Talking New Towns project.

“Great idea to collect stories”

“Excellent”

“Lovely Idea”

“It was an extremely fun idea!”

“It was really fun and exciting to draw”

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Our New Town mural.

We asked visitors to put a sticker on how they would rate our display.

We asked visitors to put a sticker on how they would rate our display.

Haleenia's House

Haleenia’s House

Tyler's House.

Tyler’s House.

Zara's house and fire engine.

Zara’s house and fire engine.

Mia's drawing of Gadebridge Park.

Mia’s drawing of Gadebridge Park.

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