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Time and Place: A historic photo call for Hythe and Dibden residents!

Updated: Nov 3, 2019

Time and Place is a collaborative project between Forest Forge Theatre and the New Forest Heritage Centre. Together we are looking for photos of the Hythe and Dibden areas from 1900-1990.


The project invites residents of Hythe and Dibden to share old photographs from these decades, which show this local area and help to illustrate what’s changed and what’s remained. Our villages and towns are changing at a pace and sometimes it’s difficult to remember what they were like and why they have changed.


Your old photos could be of Hythe village, family outings, or simply watching the ships go by. Together with renowned playwright David Lane, the project will listen to the stories behind your photographs and piece together the history of the area. We can also help you to identify your photographs as we are also working in partnership with the Waterside Heritage Centre and the New Forest Knowledge website.


If you feel you can add to the New Forest’s archive of photos and stories to help preserve the Waterside heritage, take your photos to one of the following:

• Sat 26th October (from 13.00pm) – St Andrews, Church, Garden Room

• Weds 6th November (from 12.00pm) – St Anne’s Neighborhood Centre, Dibden

• Weds 13th November (from 12.00pm) – Hythe and Dibden Community Centre


Chosen photographs and stories will then form an exhibition in February 2020 at the New Forest Heritage Centre in Lyndhurst.


Time and Place is kindly funded by the New Forest National Park Authority, Heritage Lottery Grant, and Arts Council England.


This project also ties in nicely with the Hythe and Waterside Rotary 50th anniversary photographic competition that is looking for photographs of Hythe and Waterside taken over the last 50 years. It also supports the New Forest National Park Authority’s Year of Green Action and 70th anniversary of National Parks.


Forest Forge Theatre and the New Forest Heritage Centre in Lyndhurst are both part of FOLIO - and this project is run in partnership with and New Forest District Council and Hythe and Dibden Parish Council.


For more information and to register your interest email hello@forestforgetheatre.co.uk.

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