Shepherd’s Bush Professionals

Wednesday 15 May: Let’s Visit the Archive and Meet the Professionals!

 That was fun! 

Miles Coverdale Year 3 class today visited us at the Lilla Huset in Hammersmith to meet professionals working on future plans for Shepherd Bush Market and to visit the Hammersmith & Fulham Archive & Local Archive Centre.

After hearing from the architects and hearing all about the potential changes and development at the market, children participated in a carousel of workshops to learn more about the work of the professionals.  They looked at a model of Shepherd’s Bush Market and posed some tricky and brilliantly curious questions to the architects before exploring the pros and cons of redevelopment.

Downstairs in the borough Archives, children learnt all about the importance of our historical record and how it is preserved. We saw a 360 year old book and studied the microfilms from Hammersmith Gazette before studying old newspaper clippings for stories of how Shepherd’s Bush Market used to be.

Thanks to all involved for a busy and fun session!