We have secured £20,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting initiative to raise public awareness and understanding of the historic significance of Mitcham’s Cricket Green through activities which promote the area and encourage local involvement.
Know Your Cricket Green comprises a range of projects. The first projects will take place in Spring 2013 and include cleaning and conservation of the cricket memorial stone and the listed horse trough and milestone. The horse trough will also be relocated to a safer position. This conservation work will be recorded by Mitcham Camera Club. We will produce an audio trail to guide people around the heart of the area and record oral histories based on interviews with local people.
Later in 2013 we will be organising a photographic exhibition of sporting history and introducing a geocache trail through which people will explore the area. We will also provide a Hall of Fame on our website with information and photographs of famous Mitcham residents. There will be activity to raise the profile of Mitcham Cricket Green Community and Heritage in what is our tenth anniversary year; including a membership leaflet, stand at the Mitcham Carnival, display for London Open House, improved website, events, and design of a logo.
We will be working with a wide range of partners, including Mitcham Cricket Club, Mitcham Camera Club, Mitcham Society, Friends of the Canons and the London Borough of Merton. There will be a wide variety of different ways for people to get involved and special training provided for those who want to get involved in the oral histories, audio trail and exhibitions. If you want to know more or get involved then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org