Maidstone

The High Street Project

The High Street Project
Maidstone Town Centre – U3A Shared Learning Project

The High Street Project was launched by U3A nationally last summer. Some Maidstone members took part by photographing all the buildings in Week Street and Fremlin Walk (over 130 properties in all), and noting details of their uses and occupiers. These included churches, banks, shops, opticians and restaurants. Along with about 500 other U3A groups nationwide, our data now forms part of a national database. Summer 2021 will see these areas being resurveyed to show any changes.
Now we are moving to the next stage of the Project and we would like your help. U3A members from all over the country are creating walking trails and art projects, tracing the history of their town centres, looking at facilities within their town centres and devising town guides in other languages.
In Maidstone we are looking at “A Street through Time” - Maidstone’s development over time, from the Romans who built the road right up to 2021. We can look at families, trades, the coming of the railway, and we’ll be looking to the future – what will our High Street be like in 20 years’ time? (Of course our “High Street” really means the town centre including Week Street). We can use censuses, old maps and photographs, and personal/business records to trace events and changes. However we would welcome ideas and more members to our team. You can work from home, with/without a computer or online access. If you think that this is something you might be interested in taking part in, or contributing to, please send a nessage to Hilary The High Street Project co-ordinator by clicking the blue pigeon Send a message button at the top of the page. We would love to hear from you.

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