Stanmore art project launched

A community arts project exploring Stanmore’s history has been launched by the Mayor of Winchester, Cllr Eileen Berry.

At the event (on Friday 18 July) the Mayor was proud to mention her personal connection with Stanmore via her husband’s family and contribute her story to the project.

Cllr Berry said:

When I first came to the estate, I thought it was posh, because they had a dining room. The houses were modern and very comfortable.

Laurence Dubé-Rushby, a French artist, is working within the estate to collect images and stories from Stanmore people at her base at the former library in Wavell Way.

Her aim is to create an artistic timeline representing Stanmore’s history to feature on the hoardings around the Queen’s Head development site by the end of August.

Laurence will be at the library shop on Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm until August 19. Alternative times and days can be arranged by appointment.

People can take their images to be scanned and copied at the shop and contribute their stories on postcards which can be found around the estate.

Laurence will have a stall at Party in the Park on Saturday 26 July.

Laurence can be contacted on 07500 220673 or by email at