Telling the story of your house or street with Bexley Archaeological Group
This was a Lottery Heritage funded project which we took part in. We decided to tell the stories of the street and houses of Bexley through archaeology and archive materials. We invited members of the public and local schools to come and learn how to trace the history of their street and house as well as training and help to dig a test pit. The workshops for the All Our Stories Project have now finished and the participants have completed their stories.
We were involved with three school, Woodside School, Belvedere, Our Lady of the Rosary, Sidcup and Hurst School, Sidcup. We went into the schools and helped the children and staff to dig their test pits.
The book to mark the end of the project is now available from Bexley Local Studies. Alternatively, please email the Secretary.
Some of our recent stories
Victoria Road by Greg and Janette Burnard The earliest map of the area, 1769 Andrew, Drury and Herbert’s map of Kent shows that the area where the house is built being called Sedcomb. It was situated in the Bromley and Beckenham Hundred and the later 1778 map shows the area now called Sedcop. The […]
Pickford Lane by Ida and Lewis Brown We live in Pickford Lane quite near to the shops and Railway Station. Today it is a bustling parade of shops and the very busy Station takes hundreds of daily commuters to work in London. Pickford Lane is a busy thoroughfare giving access to Crook Log and […]