Monday, 1 December 2014

Art and History Project By Artist Laurence Dube-Rushby

A Postcard For Stanmore

Commissioned by Winchester City Council and Stanmore Community Association

The artwork on these hoardings was produced during the summer of 2014 by Salisbury-based artist Laurence Dubé-Rushby.

Laurence set up a base in the former library on Wavell Way, and invited local residents to come and share their memories, pictures and stories. All in all, around 350 people took part in the project, which lasted 10 weeks with many more continuing to participate online with over 3000 Facebook reach.

As a result of her work, six ‘postcards’ were produced, capturing the essence of Stanmore.  Together, they form a timeline which places the neighbourhood in its historical context, showing how Stanmore is in a state of constant evolution, from green fields to the houses and landmarks of today.

With a smart phone, you can scan the QR codes to listen to the recordings. These are also available on the YouTube page A Postcard for Stanmore.  Enjoy the full collection on and continue to share your memories on the project Facebook page

For further information about the project contact Mark Maitland, New Homes Delivery Team, Winchester City Council at or 01962 848 518.

Message from the Artist

“The Postcards can be seen as a whole or can be looked into, closely and carefully.  Take a walk along Stanmore’s Memory Lane; you might find yourself, a friend or a dear teacher, a piece of your life or a shared memory. The stories are “snippets” of lives collected over the summer, and the display reflects the way people told them to me. Memories might have been transformed or blurred by time. Now is your time to talk and put them right!  Thank you Stanmore for your wonderful participation”. 

The following organisations  have contributed to the collection of images and have kindly allowed the artist to reproduce the images for the purpose of the project:

City of Winchester Trust                                                 The Rifles Benevolent Trust
Winchester City Council Museums Service                  The Hampshire Chronicle
TVAS (Thames Valley Archaeology)                               The Carroll Centre
Stanmore Community Association                                 St Luke’s Church
Stanmore Primary School                                                North Stanmore Residents Assoc.