This is just a short entry to let you all know that I am still here. I realise that it’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything (for this website at least) but that doesn’t mean I’m no longer involved or engaged. Over the last few months I’ve been spread quite thin with various Mile Cross related projects; I’ve written a piece about the trees here in Mile Cross for the Norfolk Gardens Trust Magazine (downloadable here soon), I’ve been writing pieces for the new Mile Cross Newsletter, “mileXchange”, which hopefully you read after it dropped through your letterbox recently (if you live in Mile Cross, that is), the second issue should follow shortly. I’ve also been helping to come up with ideas on how to use the soon-to-open community space named the “mileXchange” in the former Draytona Bakery shop on Drayton Road. On top of all that, I’ve also spent a considerable amount of my spare time as one of the lead researchers for the “Mile Cross 100” project which in 2023 will celebrate the Mile Cross estate turning one hundred years of age.
We aim to celebrate a Centenary of Mile Cross by creating a play, a pageant, a website and a book about Mile Cross, so there will be lots to look forward to in the next few months, some of which we’re hoping residents or former residents of Mile Cross can get involved with.
Last but not least I’ve also been leading regular Mile Cross Photography Walks in collaboration with a Norfolk-based charity that focuses exclusively on the health and wellbeing of men, “MensCraft”.
I was approached by a friend of mine who works for the charity asking me if I fancied putting my local knowledge, photography skills and enthusiasm for all things Mile Cross to good use by leading some historical photo walks about the old estate. Of course I happily obliged.
Here’s a selection of some of the images captured (by me) thus far:
We aim to display a selection of photographs taken by everybody involved with the walks next year for the MX100 project, so watch this space.
If you’d like to come along and get involved with the photo walks, please don’t hesitate to give me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you’d like to find out more about what MensCraft are all about, their website can be found here: MensCraft.
The flyer for these photo walks can be seen below:
With regards to the MX100 project, if you have any memories or photographs of anything Mile Cross related, we’d absolutely love to hear from you, so please do not hesitate to get in touch to register your interest.
So as you can see, I may have been fairly quiet on the website front but there’s plenty going on and plenty of stuff in the pipeline, a lot of which I will be mining for future pieces on this very site, so watch this space!
Thanks once again for reading,