A project based in the Lea Bridge ward of Waltham Forest, developed in collaboration with local residents and businesses and marking the point of Lea Bridge station re-opening.

The project was led by Lucy as part of Rendezvous Projects, funded by an Arts Development grant from Waltham Forest Council.

The project included events around the opening of Lea Bridge station, including guided walks by local historians David Boote and David Chapman, and a foraging walk led by artist Clare Qualmann. An exhibition Busy Lea Bridge Was Once a Lonely Road, took place in June 2016 in an empty industrial unit at 97 Lea Bridge Road, the site of a future large housing development, and as well as archive material and new film and photography, an event took place including a talk and film by John Rogers and a music performance by Dominique.

An exhibition of photographs of the station was on display at Lea Bridge Library during the summer and a publication distributed to venues along Lea Bridge Road in November 2016.



Photograph: Lea Bridge station sign belonging to Graham Larkbey, customised in 2016 by Lucy Harrison and Timothy Bennett.

The film below is from 15th May 2016, featuring Graham Larkbey on the first train to leave Lea Bridge towards Stratford.


Lea Bridge Station Unofficial Re-opening May 2016 from Lucy Harrison on Vimeo.



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