Thursday, 1 March 2012

Brent celebrates history of Willesden High Road weeks before they obliterate it!

Honestly, you couldn't make it up. Weeks before they are due to bulldoze the old Victorian Willesden Library into oblivion, Brent Council is mounting an exhibition on the history of the High Road whose most distinctive feature is.... Victorian Willesden Library.

From Brent Council's website:
On the High Road
March-July 2012, Special Exhibitions Gallery, Brent Museum
Steers and Sons shopfront 
Brent Museum's new exhibition on the history of Willesden High Road will be opening in March 2012.

The exhibition will explore how the High Road has changed over the years, from the late nineteenth century when it was a semi-rural roadway, offering a small range of shops and services to the local population, to the diverse and vibrant street we see today.

Using images from Brent Archives and incorporating the work of local artists inspired by the area, the exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to reflect on the changing face of the High Road.

Join us for one of two High Road history walks to find out more about the fascinating stories that lie behind every door; to find out more, visit our events page.

1 comment:

  1. It's rotten for everyone...I live in Camden, but that doesn't mean I don't care what happens in the neighbouring borough! Have they never heard of 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'??!!!


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