We had a great time running our counter cartography tours for InTRANSIT Festival this last week. We have walked with a mixture of people very new to the area and those who have lived here for a long time, making for an interesting group learning experience, picking up some new facts about the area as well as informing and updating each other on new bits of news.
Our route covered only a very small area starting at Latimer Road tube station, weaving through the Lancaster West Estate up to the former site of squatting community Frestonia, onto the nicknamed “Monsoon Village” and then North up Freston Road via the Silchester West estate and finishing up under the Westway elevated roundabout. Even on this fairly small circuit it proved difficult to squeeze in the vast rich histories (and futures) of the area and we found ourselves careering off on various tangents..shame we couldn’t spend all day on the walk!
Thanks to everyone who came along and endured the hot weather, it was a great experience for us and we hope you all continue to enjoy the map.
Thanks again to the RBKC InTRANSIT Fund for making this possible!
Here are some photos from the walks: