I was asked to contribute towards the Radion Project by choosing a piece of heritage that I think should be celebrated. I decided to choose a picture of the building at East Square before the work on the new cinema started as it is often the case in local history books that you see the past and present picture and it's good to see what was there before. As it says on the Radion website:
"A broad range of archival and present day photographs have been selected to create a panoramic visual depicting an alternative skyline of Basildon's heritage past and present from a chronological perspective."
This will be one of two panoramic images that will be displayed on a lenticular screen as part of the new cinema in Basildon.
I have also been asked to do a small audio piece that will add to a local guided tour of each piece of heritage included on the design, this will be accessed by a QR code.
If you're like me and can miss the subtleties of a website, when you go onto the Radion Project page of the website: https://radionproject.com/ you are meant to click on one of the various diamond shapes. If you click on the green one it will tell you in detail about the heritage part of the project.
The other side of the lenticular screen has involved ten local primary schools. More can be found out about that here.
I was among many people who contributed to the heritage part of the project. All the people listed here contributed:-
Ken Porter and Jo Cullen from Basildon Heritage
James Nason from Basildon History Group
Peter Hayden - Laindon Picture Theatre
Geraldine Evans - The Old Barge Inn
Richard Feldwick - St Catherines Church, Wickford
Jane Richards - Basildon Holy Cross
Megan Mitchell - All Saints Church, Vange
Michael Hall - Great Burstead Church
Simon Law - St Peters Church, Nevendon, Chalvedon Hall, Cromwell Manor
Tony Quelch - The Forge, Dunton, The Chequers Billericay, The Shepherd + Dog, Ramsden Crays
Graham Jones - The church at Gun Hill
Liz Keeble - Vange Primary School
John Seager - Tin Tabernacle, Bells Hill Vange
Dave Marshall - Manor Mission Church, Manor Road, Laindon. The Gun Inn
Daniel Kelly - St Basils Church
Colin Goodwin - Beehive/Colours, New Holland Tractor Plant, The Onion
Maggie Viney - Basildon Community Resource Centre
Abigail Mills - Festival Leisure
Dean Chapple - Dave Chapple Sculptures
Roger Hobson - Basildon Bell Tower Captain
Shaun Beagle - Bas Sporting Village
Stephen Newman - Wickford War Memorial
Robert Koenig - After the uprising
Sarah Munton - St Lukes Hospice
and others to be named soon.