The Oakhill Community Heritage Project aims to collate, preserve and share the rich history of Oakhill, Surbiton.
It is an HLF funded project with the following elements:
- An oral history project collecting the stories and memories of Oakhill residents, past and current students of Hillcroft College, people who worked or were in-patients of the old Surbiton Hospital and the new Surbiton Health Centre.
- Creation of a permanent display of Oakhill's rich history in the form of an outdoor timeline which will be displayed on the new Health Centre and Lime Tree School site.
- A project website, where the stories of Oakhill and the oral histories will be available for everyone to access.
- A series of talks and seminars, presenting Oakhill's heritage to residents and their neighbours.
Dr Sue Hawkins is providing the Oakhill Project with advice on the construction of a community oral history project and training for volunteer interviewers.