Postcard from Hadleigh
Postcard from Hadleigh is a collaborative project between ACAVA, the Hadleigh & Thundersley Community Archive (based at ACAVA Hadleigh Old Fire Station Studios, Essex) and Castle Point Borough Council. The project will be delivered during February half-term 2022.
Every Hadleigh school child up to Year 6 will be invited to step back in time to explore the town’s rich heritage. A Treasure Hunt Trail around the shops and businesses will encourage children and their families to discover how Hadleigh looked a century or more ago. A jigsaw piece can be collected from each participating shop or business and, when complete, forms a specially designed multi-view postcard of Hadleigh in days gone by.
During the February half-term, a professional artist based at ACAVA’s Hadleigh Old Fire Station Studios will deliver a workshop for children, responding to the heritage archive material, to create their own Postcard from Hadleigh or to help imagine a postage stamp for Hadleigh. In late March 2022, the work will form part of a mixed print and digital display, alongside the original archive images for Hadleigh Old Fire Station’s celebratory Community Day.