Rewind with Chipstead Lake

13 September 2016

Sevenoaks residents are celebrating the history of the Chipstead Lake home at a free exhibition.

Chipstead Lake photography 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.’ — Annie Ward, heritage project manager

Dedicated volunteers

Dalphne Shipman at the photography exhibitionThe exhibition featured volunteers such as Dalphne Shipman, who has been fundraising and volunteering for the home since 1969. Dalphne has also provided an oral history for the Rewind project.

‘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.’ — Daphne Shipman, volunteer

Featuring residents

Resident Barry Wright in front of his archive photoThe exhibition also features current residents Barry Wright and Christine Simpson.

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.’ — Barry Wright, resident

The exhibition is on at the Kaleidoscope gallery, in the Sevenoaks library, from 2 to 15 September.

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