Children today on children yesterday – a charming short heritage video from South London

I have written before of my involvement as a trustee (treasurer) of a small community charity, the Merry Trust, founded by my friend, Jani Llewelyn, a nursery teacher in Deptford before she died.

One of the projects that Merry has been able to fund is on heritage and education for schools in the area, and this work has come up trumps.

This video is eight minutes of heart warming, charming stories told by the children of Year 5 at Deptford’s Tidemill Academy drawing on the archives of the local Ragged School, founded in the nineteenth century.

Thank you to Katharine Alston, from the local Bear Church, who unlocked the archives. You have brought the past to life for a new talented generation of Deptford’s young people.

One thought on “Children today on children yesterday – a charming short heritage video from South London

  1. Loved reading this Ed,
    I was actually part of a group that occupied that building and ran it as an arts space – arguably the first co-op that I was ever a part of – (though lacked a lot of formality).

    The model was simply to temporarily occupy out of use buildings and manage them as art practice spaces – the first being the Ragged School, and later included the iconic Seager Distillery, until such time as the owners went on to redevelop them. In many ways it was a pioneer of meanwhile use in London with elements of property guardianship.

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