Working with BCA Landscape we were commissioned by West Lancashire district Council to make ‘environmental improvements’ to the streets of Burscough Bridge, West Lancashire.

Our job was bringing back a sense of place to a town which in reality has a culturally rich as well as economically important past. Speaking to the community we explored the folklore of the village, uncovering its stories, traditions, and shared cultural history. These themes were then incorporated into the scheme, from the 1930s pace egging (a street dance) and the WWII American airfield to the remnants of medieval Burscough Abbey and Martin Mere nature reserve.

On completion of the project we documented the process through an exhibition and book, and an animation of the themes and characters we’d explored.

 
Special thanks to Joe Hollick of Wolfpeople for the beautiful music that accompanies the animation.

Our collaborators
BCA Landscape