Woodhouse Creating a Community
May 2008 – May 2009
It was as early as 1952 when the first residents moved into newly built homes on the Woodhouse Close Estate and the re-housing of families from outlying villages began.
For almost a year, artists Jane Crawford and Helen Ward worked alongside residents, community groups and schools, collating material for what turned out to be a beautiful art book. WOODHOUSE CREATING A COMMUNITY is full of colourful photographs and delightful artwork, and takes a deeper look into what still is a close-knit community in the 21st century.
“It’s been a wonderful project to do. To get to know even more about a community that, as a member of Woodhouse Close Church, I’ve grown up amongst. Woodhouse is a place I hold very dear to my heart and having the opportunity to meet and chat with people and listen to their stories has been a privilege.” Jane Crawford.
Funded by Wear Valley District Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal, Neighbourhood Elements Fund as part of the Woodhouse Arts Programme.