Whipps Cross Voices is an upcoming project led by Barts Health Archives, in collaboration with the Whipps Cross Hospital Redevelopment team. The project is being funded through a grant from Barts Charity.
We're aiming to build on previous local and community history projects focused on Whipps Cross. We want to capture stories about the hospital from staff and patients, past and present, and preserve them as a historical resource for the future. We’ll be adding new oral histories to the collections and making stories of the hospital accessible in new interactive ways in the archives space and on the hospital site.
We’re looking for participants and volunteers to get involved, whatever your connection with the hospital, from local residents and patients, to current and former staff and volunteers, and nurses and others who trained at the hospital and/or lived on the hospital site. There will be a range of opportunities to participate in the project, depending on your interests and the time you have available. You may be interested in recording your memories and experiences of the hospital; in developing new skills working with in the archives with the existing collections held by Barts Health NHS Trust; or in helping us to curate stories of the hospital for activities and displays online and at Whipps Cross.
If you’re interested in getting involved and helping us to capture the stories of Whipps Cross communities in the archives and share the hospital’s history in new ways, join us at our online launch event on Wednesday 30 March, 5.30pm-6.30pm.
To sign up, please visit https://www.whippscrossvoices.com/
If you can’t join us online on 30 March, we will be recording the event and adding more on the project to our website, so you can catch up and find out more at a convenient time.
Any enquiries on the project or requests for images from the archives can be directed to Kate Jarman, Trust Archivist, Barts Health NHS Trust, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Whipps Cross Voices: Help us celebrate the history of Whipps Cross
- To find out more about Barts Health Archives please visit https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/barts-health-archives or email email@example.com
- To find out more about the Whipps Cross redevelopment please visit https://www.bartshealth.nhs.uk/future-whipps or email firstname.lastname@example.org