Lives on the Strand: Past, present, and creative

STRANDLINES EXPLORES ONE OF LONDON'S MOST FAMOUS STREETS, THE STRAND, AND ITS PAST AND PRESENT COMMUNITIES

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The Strand in 2010 by Clare Brant
EXPERIENCES, STORIES, AND RECOLLECTIONS

Strands

Each contribution from a past or present Strand dweller adds a strand to the digital community, traversing a range of themes and places; reflecting upon the present and delving into the past.

Photographs from the Moving Past Present performance
EXPLORE THE STRAND IN DEPTH

Features

Featuring beautiful photography and rarely seen material, features on Strandlines are longer articles and personal essays which focus on particular topics and themes in unbridled depth, harnessing the passions and interests of their authors.

Aldwych 1910
CELEBRATE LONDON'S HISTORY

London History Day

Strandlines is delighted to be participating in London History Day 2018, an annual celebration of the capital's extraordinary history and heritage run by Historic England each year on 31 May—the day Big Ben first started keeping time.

What is Strandlines?

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE A STRAND

Strandlines Digital Community explores one of London’s most famous streets, the Strand, and its past and present communities.

This site is an archive from which experiences, memories and reflections about the local area can be retrieved; a gallery where photographs, drawings and films can be viewed.

But it is also a place where residents, workers and visitors can engage with one another by sharing stories and images.

Each contribution from a past or present Strand dweller adds a strand to the digital community, traversing a range of themes and places; reflecting upon the present and delving into the past.

A strand could be:

  • An anecdote about an incident that took place on the Strand recently, or many years ago.
  • A story about one of the Strand’s many lines: backstreets that connect the Strand with Covent Garden; the parallel line of the River Thames.
  • A photograph of a building on the Strand, or of someone who used to live or work in the locality.
  • An object found on or near the Strand.

Partners

STRANDLINES IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE EXPERIENCES AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF A GREAT MANY INDIVIDUALS, BUT ALSO THOSE OF ORGANISATIONS