Blog following the research and visit of the Raw Materials project

This blog will follow the research of Bow Arts’ Raw Materials Heritage Lottery Funded project looking at the industrial heritage of the River Lea Valley. We begin our journey looking at the material WOOD and its effect on industry from timber yards to the furniture trade. Follow our team of researchers – a group of 10 local volunteers on a journey of discovery as they unearth objects from their visits to archive and museum collections. This group of local residents, resident artist Silke Detmmers and me, Karen the Project Manager make up the steering group. We will write about our research and experiences as the story of the wood industry unfolds.

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Image Courtesy of London Borough of Newham Archives