About This Live Project

Our project looks at the disused railway which used to run from Scarborough to Whitby. The line passes through urban, suburban and rural areas along its 22 mile length. At present it is successfully used as a recreational walking and cycling route aswell as by horse riders and even commuters as a traffic free means to get to work. 

Working with Scarborough council, Friends of the Old Railway and other groups and members of the public we hope to raise awareness of this fantastic resource, highlight areas of improvement and produce a strategic masterplan for its future development.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Tommorrow we are going to visit a school close by the old railway line. We are going to get the children attempt to redesign the old carriage yard into a park which fits within our wild food masterplan, the starting point for this is 'Pure Imagination' from Charlie in the Chocolate Factory which is the scene where Willy Wonka showing the children round his psychadelic wonderland of choclate rivers, edible sugar mushrooms and lickable wallpaper. We would also like them to contribute to the first phase of the masterplan by starting growing herbs at home and then returning to the line to plant them with their parents. How this lesson will go I'm not sure I'm currently very nervous but we have a big bag of compost ready currently on my shower floor.

We also have our second client meeting, our ideas have progressed a lot and it will be interesting to hear their feedback. Shown above is our proposal for the whole school event where we would like to build a series of podcast waymarkers out of mud, compost and turf and intergrate them along the route.

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