Lost walks of Rochford

White, R and Pretty, A (2015) Lost walks of Rochford. In: River Crouch Festival: Lost Walks & Ghost Crossings, Summer 2015, Rochford, UK.

Official URL: http://www.walknowtracks.co.uk/projects.html


A commission to rediscover lost walks and hidden heritage in rural and coastal Rochford District evolved into a larger project celebrating the River Crouch. An 8 day 100 mile walk around the River Crouch linking schools and communities along the way took place in the summer of 2015 The Lost Walks of Rochford (2014) was a series of artist-led public walks rediscovering lost pathways, telling stories, gathering memories and and discussing local heritage. Ali Pretty and Richard White used old maps and word of mouth to build up routes; they discovered that some coastal paths had been washed out by the sea and some of the tracks along roads were lost to fast cars doing rat runs. In the coastal mud samphire was growing. Ghost Crossings and the River Crouch celebrations took the project further exploring old and new ways of connecting across the water and prototyping a River Crouch Festival. The 2015 development saw schools twinned across the river working with local artists to produce a series of events connected by the walk, culminating in a feast day and celebratory river crossing. The long walk provided a narrative thread for the entire project.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 18:14
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 19:36
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