Rewind with Chipstead Lake
13 September 2016
Sevenoaks residents are celebrating the history of the Chipstead Lake home at a free exhibition.
The photography exhibition, which is part of our Rewind project, features archive photos tracing the fascinating history of the home.
Heart of the community
Sevenoaks residents started fundraising for the home in 1969. As a result of their amazing efforts, after eight years, Chipstead Lake was built in 1977.
‘This exhibition provides a wonderful insight into the daily life of a much loved community place. It is a celebration of the many lives touched by Chipstead Lake.’
‘This is a local set up and I’d say to people, if you come in and see people at Chipstead Lake, they become your friends and it’s very rewarding.’
Barry has been a resident at the home since 1983, and Christine has been a resident since 1980.
‘We have had many volunteers over the years, their support has been tremendous.’
The exhibition is on at the Kaleidoscope gallery, in the Sevenoaks library, from 2 to 15 September.