Scrattons Farm. One of the first residential developments south of the A13, industrialisation AND cattle grazing.
Construction started on this marshland in the late 1930's, after a long history of farming.
James Scratton had been tenant on the farm in 1831, constructing The Scrattons Farmhouse with about 80 acres of land. The land continued to be farmed until the opening in 1939, with local reports of cattle walking down the roads and appearing in the gardens.
The A13 used to be nothing more than a quiet road, a far cry from the motorway style construction that acts as a barrier to the estate today.
The Mobile Museum will be visiting Scrattons Farm Estate on Tuesday 28th July and Thursday 30th July, as well as returning later in the summer.
Full details of these two events can be found here at the eventbrite page or in the calendar.
TUESDAY 28TH JULY 2 - 6 pm
SCULPTURE MAKING WORKSHOP
TRA SHOP, 1 JULIA GARDENS
We will be making imagined creatures at this afternoon session at The Creative Farm
THURSDAY 30TH JULY 1- 6 pm
FILM SCREENING, ARCHIVE SESSION & MAKING WORKSHOP
SCRATTONS FARM COMMUNITY HALL
An afternoon of film screenings, looking at archive maps, talking about the estate's past, present and possible futures as well as making new work for The Mobile Museum collection.