This Is Us focuses on the changes in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln through the history of locally based engineering firm Robey & Co Ltd (Est 1854 to 1988) and its workers.
This Is Us, supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), has been created in consultation with local residents, community organisations, support services for young people and heritage organisations in Sincil Bank and Lincoln. Working in collaboration with local residents we invited participants to explore the history of industry and migration in the Sincil Bank area of Lincoln through contemporary digital photography, new media, storytelling, and film.
This Is Us – the past, present and future of Sincil Bank, Lincoln is funded by National Lottery Grant and supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This Is Us programme
Story of Us
July – September 2018
A story telling project creating scrapbooks inspired by the lives of workers at Robey & Co Ltd.
Picture of Us
August 2018 – April 2019
Two creative photography projects by local residents and young people from Lincolnshire Employment Accomodation Project (LEAP) capturing the industrial heritage and how Sincil Bank has changed.
Lives of Us film
18th – 27th February 2019
A documentary film created by and featuring residents of Sincil Bank sharing their working life in the community “then and now.”
Pop up screening: Reel stories of Lincoln
Saturday 6th July 2019
St Marks Square, Lincoln
A pop-up community screening of Lives of Us – A documentary made by Sincil Bank residents telling their stories and archive footage of Lincoln, from Media Archive For Central England (MACE).