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Exhibition details for 37831 - Wester Hailes Library Archive
Wester Hailes Library Archive
Uploaded by Clare Padgett
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Wester Hailes Library Archive
When the West Edinburgh Times folded in 2008 due to loss of funding, its holdings of press cuttings and photographs were divided between Prospect Community Housing and Wester Hailes Library.

This exhibition of pictures is taken from Wester Hailes Library's archive of pictures and shows the neighbourhood during the eighties and nineties. They depict all sides of life in the housing estate from dilapidated living conditions, sports teams and new infrastructure and technology to joyous Fun Runners and Gala Day goers in fancy dress. The production and distribution of The Sentinel (the West Edinburgh Times' predecessor) is documented itself.

Read more about the community newspapers at the heart of Wester Hailes and the role they played in a cohesive community activism at the From There... To Here blog where Prospect Community Housing chart the social history of the area.

You can also see a companion Wester Hailes exhibition from the newspaper archive of Prospect Community Housing and many more fantastic pictures from Prospect's holdings on Edinburgh Collected.