PUBLISHED: 23:32 02 August 2014 | UPDATED: 15:08 03 August 2014
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The yard, which opened in the 1920’s no longer exists, having closed in the 1970’s.
It will be used by the Rosetta Arts Centre and Eastside Community Heritage for its project “Ships in The Night” which will look at the part the shipyard played in the industrial and maritime heritage of the area.
The grant will also enable 20 volunteers to be trained in archive research skills and how to collect oral histories.
The collected research will then be shared with schoolchildren from 10 local schools through interactive arts workshops and organising a touring exhibition of the heritage information around the borough.
Sanaz Amidi, Director of Rosetta Art Centre, said “We are delighted to receive our first grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and begin this exciting journey, using art to explore an understanding of our local maritime and industrial heritage.”
Sue Bowers, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund London said: “Sharing Heritage is a wonderful opportunity for communities to delve into their local heritage and we are delighted to be able to offer this grant so that Rosetta Art Centre can embark on a real journey of discovery.
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