Who Took Part?
The Wornington Word focused on the oral histories of residents from the housing estate, bound by Portobello Rd, Golborne Rd Market and Ladbroke Grove in North Kensington, including Venture Centre goers and Athlone Park walkers from the past and the present. The project encompasses the stories of the estate from when it opened in the 1960s up to recent times.
All residents and locals were invited to collaborate on the project by learning: how to take oral histories, how to give an oral history account of their knowledge and experience of the estate, how to work with a photographer to capture images of the estate and how to collaborate with the documentary maker to create a short film about the history of the estate.
The project ultimately facilitated the residents in coming together to create a documented history of their lives on the estate before it was entirely regenerated into the new Portobello Square development.
Who To Contact?
If you would like to follow-up on this project or if you require any further information you can contact Natasha Langridge, the founder and organiser of The Wornington Word: A People’s History of The Wornington Green Estate W10:
- Natasha Langridge
- 07881 860 802