Memories workshops, Townsend Lane Health Centre

tenantspin have been working with our one of our fantastic community partners in Anfield ABCC our colleagues in the Healthy Spaces Programme at FACT, Richmond Fellowship and residents from across Anfield to create a special artwork to be installed in the new Townsend Lane health centre in 2012.

The artwork was developed by the Townsend Lane steering group and is the work of artist Alistair Eilbeck and will feature lots of portraits of local people waiting at bus stops along the many bus routes in the vicinity of the new health centre which is a real artery of the community. The piece will also contain memories from local people remembering the Townsend Lane of their lives, memories of traveling around on the many buses that move around the area and photographs of Townsend Lane past and present taken by groups and individuals from the local neighbourhood.

We held our first sharing workshop sessions at ABCC this week and had a great couple of hours remembering Townsend Lane which became a thoroughfare as far back as 1850 when most of the surrounding area was farm land. In fact, as we discovered that the word Breck literally translates as ‘area of uncultivated land’ pointing to the look of Breck Road before it became the familiar thoroughfare it is today.

Look out for the artwork in the new year, Townsend Lane Neighbourhood Health Centre waiting room.

I had my wedding reception in the Farmers Arms on Townsend Lane, my wedding cake was a copy of St Georges church on Everton Road.

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