Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk
As part of her PhD research project, Julia Winckler tracked the shifting perspectives of Peacehaven. During the interwar years, the new estate was marketed as a garden city by the sea, a home for heroes and a sunny seaside resort. Others, such as Virginia and Leonard Woolf, saw the new development as a blot on the previously unsullied Sussex Downs that sparked the national movement, which became the Campaign For The Protection Of Rural England.
Documenting traces of the initial construction and working with historical records, Julia Winckler also engaged with older residents and descendants of the original settlers to explore how the early aspirations matched the eventual development. Some of them joined her for this Wordfest talk.