Find below details of the listening benches that have been installed so far in communities across Essex, as part of our Heritage Lottery Funded project, You Are Hear: sound and a sense of place. Each bench plays a selection of clips from Essex Sound and Video Archive recordings - clips about the area chosen by volunteers from that community. Can you find all the benches?
New audio on Colchester bench!
Our friends at Colchester Recalled have updated the audio on the bench in Castle Park, Colchester. It now features memories of Marmalade Emma and Teddy Grimes, the well-known local characters depicted in the lovely bedding display opposite the bench. A good excuse to revisit this bench that has now been in place for over a year.
Our touring listening benches will visit the following locations:
June - August 2017: Waltham Abbey Gardens and Great Notley Country Park
September - November 2017: Belfairs Woodland Centre and Danbury Country Park
December 2017 - February 2018: Raphael Park, Romford and Hadleigh Country Park
March - May 2018: Guild Hall, Finchingfield and Weald Country Park
Round and round our benches go, where they stop, you might know! Tell us where our two touring benches should find their final resting places.
Click here to find out more about our touring audio-video kiosks.