Project team and partners
In My Footsteps piloted 2 different workshops. The first one took place in Whitechapel, working with Toynbee Hall and local residents aged 70 to 96. The second workshop recruited residents from Limehouse and Poplar representing a variety of ages, ranging from 15 to 84 years old. You can see the recruitment flyer by clicking here.
The participants, each talented in their own way, are at the heart of the project:
- Laurie Allen, Manny Blankett, Denis Ellam, Mary Gayton, Eyor Miah, Rosemary Whittaker and Marion Zargel in Whitechapel.
- Milanda Brown, Bill Colverson, Rene Felice, Joyce Hambling, Joe Hassan, Roz Lynch, Marlene Morais, Heena Patel and Jon Pioli in Poplar/Limehouse.
A summary profile of the trail-makers is included in the educational material especially produced by the project.
The heritage they chose to focus on ranged from historic buildings and places to streets that matter to them; histories of people and communities; street art works and memorials linked to their neighbourhoods; participant's memories and experiences/traditions - and a particular attention for the ‘markers’ that come to define shared sense of space, place, community and belonging. The workshops were based in our partners' premises, Toynbee Hall for Whitechapel and Museum of London Docklands for Poplar/Limehouse.
The workshops process was facilitated by a number of faciliators and contributors:
Riffat Ahmed, Gaham Barker, Constance Joseph, Cristina Locatelli, Matthew Thomas and Millie Knight, who worked as a volunteered on the first workshop.
Thank you also to Dr Emma Chambers at Tate Britain as well as Halima Khanom and Kirsty Sullivan at the Museum of London Docklands, for leading museums' tours.
Teaching resource: Debbie Weeks-Bernard, designed by David Fathers
Promotion and dissemination: Sarah Isal
The App on which the trails are encapsupated was created by Millipedia.
It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Thanks you also to the following organisations for their support:
- ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement Through Visual Arts)
- Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, University of Exeter
- Jewish Museum London
- London Metropolitan Archives
- Neighbours in Poplar
- Poplar Harca
- The salvation Army in Poplar
- Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives