8 episodes

Oral histories recorded and curated by local volunteers. The Bridge to Nowhere project aims to share the story of Burgess Park in Southwark - its unusual creation out of the urban landscape in the 1950s and its continuing development today.

Bridge to Nowhere Friends of Burgess Park

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Oral histories recorded and curated by local volunteers. The Bridge to Nowhere project aims to share the story of Burgess Park in Southwark - its unusual creation out of the urban landscape in the 1950s and its continuing development today.

    A Walk in the Park – soundscape

    A Walk in the Park – soundscape

    A walk from Walworth Road to Old Kent Road through Burgess Park listening to the sounds of activity all around. The soundscape also incorporates comments from park users recorded as part of the Heritage Lottery oral history project in 2014. Close your eyes and visualise the walk, starting at the new west-end playground near Addington […]

    Zeppelin 1917 – The Raid!

    Zeppelin 1917 – The Raid!

    A journey through the streets and canalways of the Camberwell of 1917, bringing to life the events of the Raid of October 1917. As part of a season of events within Burgess Park to commemorate 100 years since that tragic night, this special oral history has been created out of the findings of a dedicated team […]

    • 46 min
    The Making of a Modern Park

    The Making of a Modern Park

    The story of the post-war creation of Burgess Park, told by some of the prime instigators – Joyce Bellamy, OBE, former head of parks for GLC, Dave Sadler, former park manager, Robert Hadfield, formerly with Groundwork Southwark, revealing first-hand, the development of the park from its WWII bomb site beginnings through the multi-million pound 2010 […]

    • 40 min
    Oral History – Recent History

    Oral History – Recent History

    Oral history weaving together thoughts on the recent revitalisation. In 2013/14, together with Heritage Lottery funding, Reprezent FM and FOBP recorded memories of people from the area talking about the setting up and development of the unique Burgess Park. Part of the Bridge to Nowhere project of the Friends of Burgess Park.

    • 14 min
    Oral History – Evolution

    Oral History – Evolution

    Oral history weaving together thoughts about the evolution of the park. In 2013/14, together with Heritage Lottery funding, Reprezent FM and FOBP recorded memories of people from the area talking about the setting up and development of the unique Burgess Park. Part of the Bridge to Nowhere project of the Friends of Burgess Park.

    • 16 min
    Oral History – Emotions

    Oral History – Emotions

    Oral history weaving together thoughts on the emotional impact of the development of the park. In 2013/14, together with Heritage Lottery funding, Reprezent FM and FOBP recorded memories of people from the area talking about the setting up and development of the unique Burgess Park. Part of the Bridge to Nowhere project of the Friends […]

    • 15 min

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