If so, a university researcher would like to hear your memories!
Dr Su Fitzpatrick grew up in Birchwood, and she’s now a lecturer in Human Geography at York St John University. Come along on the 19th April to hear more about Su’s research, and how you can get involved in the project.
When: Tuesday 19th April, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Parkers Farm, Delenty Drive, Birchwood, WA3 6AN
Su writes: When Birchwood was first built in the mid 1970s, it was called “one of the most thorough examples of an ecological approach to landscape development in England, and possibly in the whole of western and northern Europe”.
It was also going to be home to many people who were entirely new to the area, and had few or no existing social ties to Warrington.
Su Fitzpatrick, Lecturer in Human Geography at York St John University (and former resident of Birchwood) will introduce her current research on the early years of Warrington New Town at Birchwood.
It considers how Birchwood was constructed through the language of planners and architects and compares this with resident’s own thoughts, experiences and reflections on their time living in Birchwood.
Therefore one aim of the research is to build an oral history archive of residents talking about the New Town in its early years, and for this, Su will be asking for your involvement.