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Walking Route 05 Elizabeth - Memory Maps SE11

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We met with retired architect Elizabeth Scott at her home on Cleaver Square. Scott has fond memories of the kindness of her neighbours when she first moved to the Square in the 50s, at that time a slum. Elizabeth and her late partner set up a practice from their home and worked on some of the post-war redevelopments in Kennington, including Walcot Square, which had been badly damaged by bombs during WW2. They also frequented the former Regent Cinema off Black Prince Road, now a Tesco, whose streamlined shapes show off its Art Deco heritage “It was a splendid cinema, it was so beautifully built.. we used to go there about once a month and it had the most grand staircase.”

This route starts at Kennington Station and ends at Walcot Square.

Memory Maps is a look at the experience of local residents in relation to their built environment. It uses people’s stories as the basis for walking routes around the city. Routes are provided as audio clips and digital walking guides. This route will be released on Tuesday 27 June - book a free ticket to register interest.

This project is part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017.

An exhibition of map designs will take place at the Durning library from Friday 23 – Fri 30 June with a Private Viewing on Weds 28, space is limited, request to book a free ticket, via @studioepp

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