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Listen: Telling the Human Tales of Halewood

19th May 2023

As part of local heritage project Following the Roots, Frances Disley interviewed local residents and paired their memories of the area with six tree species found in Halewood Triangle Park. Listen to a selection of them here.

Following the Roots: Stories of Halewood is a new sculpture trail inspired by Halewood’s history. Created by artist Frances Disley in collaboration with Halewood residents, the trail tells the human tales of Halewood intertwined with the wisdom of the trees. It brings to life the unique stories of the area and explores the special relationship between residents of Halewood and this forest.

Throughout history, various tree species have been considered to have special qualities. Frances has paired stories and memories collected from local residents, with tree species in the forest, to represent the coexistence of people and place.

Gary, community spirit and the willow tree

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Diane and Judy, growing up and the ash tree

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Pages from the map, available as a physical copy at Halewood Environment Centre, with more information about each tree and it's story.

Discover the trail for yourself!

Download a map of the trail

Produced by Heart of Glass. An Every Town and Village Tells Its Story project in partnership with Knowsley Council. Made possible with the National Lottery Heritage Fund.