The Building Exploratory is delighted to be a part of ‘My Haggerston’, a new community engagement project, funded by HLF, to research the fascinating heritage of the ward. ‘My Haggerston’ is to be delivered by Discover Hackney, a partnership of ten heritage and built environment organisations which include the Building Exploratory, Hoxton Hall, the Geffrey Museum, Every Generation and the Hackney Society.
The project will see 40 volunteers uncover the rich heritage of Haggerston in four areas: architecture, homes and celebrations, leisure and culture and family history, which will then be interpreted for local communities through and exhibition, digital resources and activities for local school children, young people, families and community groups.
The Building Exploratory is excited to be leading on the architectural strand of the project which will involve volunteers photographing and researching the listed buildings in Haggerston, of which there are over 100. The project got underway last week, with volunteer recruitment events at the the Building Exploratory and the Geffrey Museum. The Building Exploratory has been commissioned by Discover Hackney to deliver the volunteer training programme, and we are really pleased to be able to share our extensive experience in this area with the partnership. Click here for more information.