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The project website is at http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=12418 – this now has a link to the 1912 film of the opening of the Clock Tower, plus a selection of photographs on various themes.

There are many ways in which you can become part of the ‘Changing Times’ project. Following the oral history workshop on 29 October and the purchase of a voice recorder, we are now ready to go ahead with oral history interviews. You could be an interviewer or an interviewee.

Perhaps you would like to take photographs of the Broadway so we can build a complete photographic record of the street as it appears now.

If you would like to take part in historical research and you have internet access, you don’t even have to leave your home! An outline of local history resources is shown at http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2733

Go to http://archives.bexley.gov.uk and search in the Picture Catalogue for ‘Broadway’. This will bring up a variety of images of interest. Is there one that you find particularly intriguing? How about the picture of H. Nicholls, baker, of 221-223 Broadway dating from 1905-10? Can you link it up with other sources?

You could search the archive catalogue again: does the name ‘Nicholls’ come up in any newspaper articles or archive records?

Does he appear in any trade directories? Local Kelly’s directories are available at http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10646

There are also research notes on various topics which may have something useful at http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10173

Another resource which may be of use is the Bexleyheath War Memorial list of names, available at http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10647

Background information on Bexleyheath from a town-planning point of view is at http://www.bexley.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3023

Perhaps you would like to find out what Bexleyheath was like in 1986. Is there anything useful at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/using-domesday that we could use for the project?

Is there anything interesting on Bexleyheath’s history at http://www.ideal-homes.org.uk/?

What about the Broadway’s future? See http://www.tescobexleyheath.co.uk/

You could use these resources to write a few words, a paragraph or something longer which could then be used straight away on the website and social networking sites to attract interest to the project. Your words could also be used for a future newspaper or magazine article, in the guided walk, the education resource pack or in the exhibition next year. Your individual contribution will be appreciated, however large or small.

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