Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow

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© Shelagh Laing
© Shelagh Laing

Jam Yesterday Jam Tomorrow is a project run by the Environment Trust for Richmond upon Thames. In 2013, the Trust was awarded £293,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund Heritage Lottery Fund to bring back to life the forgotten history of market gardening in South West London in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The project started with a development phase in 2012 (stage 1) with a grant of £31,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This stage produced an activity plan for stage 2, the delivery phase. You can download it here - File:1.2 JYJT Activityplan section1&2.pdf. The project Aims and Objectives can be viewed here.

In 2013, the project entered its delivery phase (stage 2) to create several heritage activities over a period of 3 years. Three new jobs have been created, namely a heritage project manager, a project assistant and a community garden coordinator, alongside eight freelance positions. The project has engaged more than 240 volunteers. The project has worked in partnership with English Heritage, The library, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew., Royal Horticultural Society, Age UK, Twickenham, and many other groups and local schools.

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