Last Wednesday (26th September), Millman Street Community Centre was the setting for a delve into local History, as volunteers from STANTEC came in to unearth our members’ recollections about the area.
The day began with tea and cakes and a welcoming talk by Anu Sabherwal. There was a group discussion about Holborn’s rich history before lunch, and some art activity after it.
STANTEC’s Karen and Lisa arrived the previous day to set up the montage on the back wall of the Centre, which our members added to on the day itself. The volunteers took photos and filmed some of the session. Sarah took HCA’s photos:
HCA’s hack wasn’t in attendance. What with not being a local resident, he has little to add to local history [nor, indeed, to the art of writing, as his blogposts surely testify].
Ahem. The locals – HCA members – found the session engaging and interesting.
“The [STANTEC] people were really, really nice,” said Ivy. “They seemed to take a real interest in us,” she added. “It was so lovely to hear you say you loved the war days,” she quoted; having regaled them with her memories of American soldiers in Holborn, and street parties once the war ended. She added: “They were absolutely first class!”
STANTEC Contact details:
88 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8AA
Phone: +44 (0)20 7492 5700
Holborn Community Association would like to thank STANTEC’s staff for taking the time to organise the day at Millman Street Community Centre.
Photos: Sarah; report: Notes Smudger