Local Learning secured funding from Arts Council, Heritage Lottery, Heritage Schools and Bristol City Council for its Hillfields Homes for Heroes project, marking the centenary of Christopher Addison’s post-First World War Housing Act.
Hillfields has the first Addison Act council houses built in Bristol. The design of these houses was the result of an architectural competition and went on to define the homes we see in many areas of Bristol from Southmead to Knowle.
During 2019-2020, Local Learning will be working with the community to raise awareness of the significance of Hillfields in the creation of modern housing for all citizens of Bristol.
The project launched with a Local Learning week in Minerva Primary School and a well-attended community sharing memories event at Hillfields Library on Saturday 6 April (pictured above). There have also been an inter-generational trip to Bristol Archives to undertake further research and a pinhole-camera workshop to capture images of the estate for a photographic exhibition.
Future events include:
Tour guide workshops on 9 July, 16 July, 23 July, 3 September, 4 September and 11 September.
A Bristol Museum Summer Walk around Hillfields on 11 September.
Activities as part of Bristol Open Doors on Saturday 14 September.
Further information available at Hillfields Events.