The Stand is one of the oldest streets in London. It follows the line of the Roman road of Akeman, and lies on the Saxon boundary of Aldwych.
The Strand is located in the centre of London. It is the eye in a storm of diverse people, communities, societies and organisations that inhabit this busy thoroughfare.
A new project from Kings College, London will work closely with a range of local communities to help represent life on the Strand in ways meaningful to those communities, and to the academic community of Kings.
Strandlines will imaginatively explore the significance of place in people’s lives: Using academic expertise to suggest frameworks, especially life-writing, social media and oral history, to enable connection and engagement between the different Strand communities.
The project will create an online, interactive resource documenting life and work on the Strand over the past 200 years, through stories, audio and photographs. It will combine material taken from the College’s own archive, Westminster City Archives and elsewhere with people’s own photographs and memories, captured through a grassroots digitisation project.
To find out more about this project you can visit the Strandlines website. The Strandlines Digital Community is part of a larger project aiming to “explore lives on the Strand – past, present and creative”.