From the Introduction of the book

1>100 is an installation of 100 fabric memory boxes, for 100 years of Dartford stories from 1917 to 2016. It was displayed at the Priory Market Place, Dartford, from June to August 2016. It invites the audience to share their individual stories, experience and transform the interactive installation, and contribute to the bigger story of the community.

‘Thank you for doing something special in Dartford.’
‘My story counts!’
‘It’s about history and not losing the strands.’
‘Very moving. Beautiful.’

Through this public engagement exercise, I found myself becoming a ‘collector’ of stories. I was in a privileged position to be able to help people re-collect their special memories, remember special people, recall special places and reflect on special times.

This book is an attempt to capture this amazing journey.

The primary intention of this publication is to make local stories available to local people.

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