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Historic Hendon Workshop Sessions

29 April 2017

Consultation activity with local community groups

Colindale Calling: The Historic Hendon Project

2018 marks the Centenary of the Royal Air Force and the award-winning RAF Museum will celebrate and commemorate this anniversary through a multi-million pound transformation of our visitor experience, telling the RAF story on site and online. Phase 2b of the Museum’s RAF Centenary Programme, ‘Historic Hendon’, focuses on sharing the historical significance of the Museum’s London site as the London Aerodrome in the early 20th century and later RAF Hendon. Drawing on archive and collection artefacts, the Museum will work with local people to research and develop interpretation and activities that reference the site’s unique airfield heritage. 

We want to work with residents of Colindale and Hendon, to tell the story of the Colindale area and RAF Hendon. We want to know what stories they are interested in, what moves them, what they think tells the story of Hendon – and we want to know how residents think we should tell our story to visitors. We are an accessible site and welcome people of all ages, interests, backgrounds and abilities to take part in the project.

Discover and Develop

We will be running interactive workshops at the RAF Museum that unearth fantastic stories, looking at real objects, historic photographs, and stories: thinking about what they tell us about the people who worked and lived in the area over the last 100 years. We will be running workshops at the RAF Museum that think about the stories we’ve discovered together, how people may react to them, and how we can tell these stories through them.

When and Where?

If you want to help tell the story of your area, we are running sessions in the Community Room at the RAF Museum on:

Saturday 29 April at 
11:00 am

You do not need to register – you can turn up on the day and take part!

Please contact Joe Sullivan, Heritage Outreach Officer:
Email: joe.sullivan@rafmuseum.org
Phone: 0208 358 4862

Historic Hendon is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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