Stanmore’s Artistic Timeline


Posted by Andy Goddard

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The Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Eileen Berry says she’s proud to be involved with a community arts project exploring Stanmore’s history through a timeline.

Launching the event, the Mayor told of her personal connection with Stanmore via her husband’s family – and how it was important to contribute her own story to the project.

Cllr Berry recalls her memories:

“When I first came to the estate, I thought it was posh, because they had a dining room. The houses were modern and very comfortable.”

Laurence Dubé-Rushby, a French artist, is working within the estate to collect images and stories from Stanmore people at her base at the former library in Wavell Way.

Her aim is to create an artistic timeline representing Stanmore’s history to feature on the hoardings around the Queen’s Head development site by the end of August.

Laurence will be at the library shop on Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm until August 19.  Alternative times and days can be arranged by appointment.

People can take their images to be scanned and copied at the shop and contribute their stories on postcards which can be found around the estate.

Laurence can be contacted by email at