Westminster City Archives delivers a wide range of educational activities to schools and the community relating to local history in the Westminster area. These are normally undertaken as an outreach. Westminster Archives seeks to work with local project partners and volunteers to help deliver projects. Westminster Archives put together and manages the Cholera and the Thames project.
Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre offer a wide range of services to local schools including visits to schools to deliver talks on local history, loan of exhibitions on aspects of local history, advice to teachers on local resources relevant to the National Curriculum and planning school projects. Bexley Archives is a project partner on the Cholera and the Thames project, helping to deliver activities in schools in Bexley.
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions they invest in every part of our diverse heritage. Heritage Lottery supported the Cholera and the Thames project through a £47,100 grant.
Thames Water supports a wide range of community projects and causes in their area through charitable donations, employees volunteering time and our educational community speaker programme. Thames Water supported the Cholera and the Thames project through a £16,000 grant.
WaterAid uses practical solutions to provide clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. They have a dedicated schools team who can support schools in delivering practical fundraising programmes to raise money for WaterAid. WaterAid supported the Cholera and the Thames project by delivering talks in schools in Westminster and Bexley.
The John Snow Society aims to promote the life and works of Dr John Snow. As outlined in their constitution, the Society has a serious intent, publishing news, collecting facts and dates related to the life and works of John Snow. The John Snow Society supported the Cholera and the Thames project and assisted student interns in their research.
The London City Missions supported the Cholera and the Thames project by assisting student interns when they visited the London City Missions office in central London to study detailed missionary reports, giving a huge insight into what it was like to live in areas like the Devil’s Acre in the 19th Century.
The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London’s urgently needed main sewage system. It was officially opened in April 1865. The Crossness Trust is now embarking on a major programme of work. The Trust assisted the Cholera and the ThamespProject through the delivery of a series of visits to Crossness to primary school children.
The Cholera in London Exhibition will be held at the SW1 Gallery in Victoria from the 5 January 2012 to the 28 January 2012. The SW1 Gallery kindly offered their exhibition space for free.