From the first prehistoric settlers thousands of years ago, up to the present day, a community has evolved of people living and working along the lower Lea Valley. The Olympic developments have, like the earlier agricultural and industrial developments, completely changed the landscape. The memories of the present community therefore provide a unique record of the area’s recent past, of its social life, of work in its industries, and of growing up during its war-time years.
It is by combining these living memories with the archaeological evidence recovered from the excavations and historic building recording, and with documentary and historical evidence, that we can best tell the story of the evolution of the Olympic Park site. Public involvement has been an essential
part of this process.
17 Oct 2011
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