Old Maps and Allotments !

We thought people would be interested to see how the Arches Local and surrounding area looked in the past we noted that there were a lot more allotments and green spaces around.

If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.


Archers and Drivers Meet !

We met up recently with Stephen Driver the great great grandson of the Joshua Driver. Spoke about his family, the Arches Local's plan and idea's for the area, and how this incorporated the Driver Fountain. Shared some photo's some we not see before William Dawes Driver with his children Joshua and Louisa.

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Chatham Neighbourhood PostCard Project

Cabinet of Curiosity Studio a local visual art, design & architecture partnership have designed a postcard unique to the Luton area of Chatham that asks local residents to share what they love about their neighbourhood. The postcard features the architecture of the railway arches that marks the gateway to the Luton district and Chatham; magpies that connect to the geographical location through street names, pub signs and the birds themselves that are a common sight in this town; and a design that draws upon vintage postcards.

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A Community in Transformation

Please find below the Arches Local Profile - A Community in Transformation.

You can come and view the actual book at one of our open meetings !

Arches Local Profile

Arches Local Profile