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Post War People's Histories from the Elephant and Castle

As part of the Borough Road Gallery’s second exhibition ‘The Post War London Arts Scene - David Bomberg and the Borough Group’, which is running from 30 November – 23 March (closed during Christmas period), the Gallery is inviting people who have lived, worked, studied or simply frequented the area of Elephant and Castle and Borough at any time from the 1940s until the present day to submit their stories.

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The stories will form the body of the project ‘Post War People's Histories from the Elephant and Castle’, which aims to build a collection of local histories that will then both featured on the Gallery’s blog throughout the exhibition.

Stories can be of your own direct experiences or told on behalf of friends and family members and can be recollections of memorable moments, or can answer the following suggested questions:

• What was your first impression of the Elephant and Castle?
• What has it been like to grow up in the area?
• What was it like to go to school or college in the area?
• What was it like to work in the area?
• How has the area changed?

Stories submitted will be posted on the Borough Road gallery’s blog and invite further comment. The blog will be moderated to avoid unsuitable material.

How it will work:

• Stories should be no more than 250 words and can include photographs, postcards, journal entries and recorded interviews. Please note that the gallery can only accept reproductions of any additional material such as photographs.
• Stories submitted will be posted onto the Gallery’s on-going blog that will be presented during the run of the exhibition.
• Submissions must include your name and date of the story and can be emailed to  with the subject line: 'My E&C story', via post addressed to the Borough Road Gallery, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA. Stories can also be submitted during the exhibition to one of the Gallery staff.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Claire Godwin, Assistant Curator on or visit the Borough Road Gallery website.