Free event Family friendly

About

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in Eastmoor during the Victorian period, or what the Eastmoor council estate was like when it was first built? Or maybe you’re curious to know more about the design of your own house or street? How have the houses been adapted to provide modern homes for the current residents? Who lives there, and how has the community changed over the years?


Wakefield residents joined Harrison Architectural Heritage in a series of research workshops and interviews in autumn 2023, to discover the stories of Eastmoor’s people and their houses over the last 180 years.


This exhibition showcases the findings of that community research project. Told through maps, photographs, architectural drawings and the voices of past and present residents, it highlights:

• the architectural and social history of Victorian Eastmoor

• the architectural and social history of the Eastmoor Council estate in its first decades

• the adaptations residents have made to their Eastmoor houses to reflect 21st century lifestyles, and what it’s like to live in Eastmoor today


An audio-described version of 180 Years of Eastmoor can be found here: harrisonarchitecturalheritage.co.uk/portfolio/180-years-of-eastmoor


180 Years of Eastmoor will be at


Wakefield Library | 10 February – 24 February


St Swithun’s Community Centre | 26 February – 6 March


Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2DD

Phone

01924305376

Email

wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk