Voices of Leytonstonia

Project Story

In 2015/16 Eastside Community Heritage teamed up with Newham Woodcraft Folk to explore the history of the No M11 Link Road Campaign of the early 1990s. The protests turned a quiet area of east London into a thriving hub of resistance, empowerment and creative chaos. The Woodcrafters’ have been carrying out oral history interviews with activists and residents that were involved in the campaign to stop a motorway being built through the community. They’ve heard how the spirit of the campaign endures in the hearts of those touched by it, and what it means to discover a moral purpose and pursue it to its lair.

About Eastside Community Heritage

Eastside Community Heritage seeks to build, service and enable partnerships which record, document and preserve the experiences of different communities, through the provision of social, cultural, educational and historical activities. Our methodology incorporates education and training, with schools, families and adult learners. Eastside produces exhibitions, publications and multi media which are an opportunity for all cultures and age ranges to engage in a proactive discovery of their own and their community’s history, culture and heritage. 

About The Woodcraft Folk

The Woodcraft Folk is a movement for children and young people open to everyone from birth to adult. They offer a place where children will grow in confidence, learn about the world and start to understand how to value our planet and each other.