We are delighted to announce the launch of our exciting new, illustrated Boundary Way Allotments & Community Garden Brochure. Our new brochure, designed by Marie Sewell, tells the story of the allotment from its formation to the current day Boundary Way and takes an in-depth look at the work of the Boundary Way Project. It is so exciting to have something of our own that really reflects the community, creativity and history of Boundary Way and we can’t wait to introduce you to it in today’s blog post.
The brochure covers a huge amount of information about our site and so is split into sections, with one of the main sections being a text surrounding the history of Boundary Way. This history has been written by renowned allotment historian Twigs Way and it traces the story of our site from its opening in 1953 to the formation of the Community Garden and its recent developments. It was lovely to be able to use archive materials throughout the brochure to accompany the story of Boundary Way and it was even better that the material was provided by plot holders Derek Thom, Alan & Alma Kimber and Val & Pete James. This brochure really is a product of the enthusiasm of the Boundary Way community.
Alongside Twigs Way’s history of the site, we also feature a more geographical history of the area provided by plot holder Howard Berry. In this foreword, Howard explains the way that edges, borders and boundaries are the basis of the story of the Wolverhampton Area and explains how the location and geology of the Boundary Way site came to be through an Ice Age that happened 80,000 years ago.
As well as fascinating historical insights the brochure also features an illustrated map of the Allotment and Community Garden, created by Marie Sewell. This map highlights some of the features of our very special site and is followed by pictures of the areas to help show off the key areas of the allotment – including the Camera Obscura and Sensory Garden! You can view the map on the Site Access section of our website.
Put together by The Boundary Way Project, the brochure has provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the fantastic work that they have been doing in the Community Garden and across the allotment. From gathering plot holder stories with filmmaker Geoff Broadway and creating a Shed Camera Obscura, to mapping the native plants on site with Maria Billington and working with schools and artists; the Boundary Way Project has certainly been busy. The brochure provides a run down of these activities and many more things that the project has been working on over the past few years.
This and so much more is available in the Boundary Way brochure. If you would like a free copy of our brochure, please contact us and we can send you one in the post. The brochure is also available on our Resource Hub to view and download, so head on over to the hub & take a look.
This brochure and the work that has gone into it was made possible with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.