As Artist-in-residence for Glynde, I am working on a project based on the chalkpit at the back of Teddy Street.
Called Balcombe Pit, it was in operation from the 1840s right up until the 1980s.
I became interested in the chalkpit after doing some research at The Keep and coming across the 1881 census for the village…
As you can see, most of the people worked in the chalkpit.
Today, the chalkpit is unused apart from the odd dog walker and kids playing. It is tucked away and you would easily walk straight past the entrance without even knowing it is there.
I decided to make it the central point of my first project as Artist-in-residence.
Over the coming year I will be involving local residents of Glynde and other artists to put together a collection of work and hold a variety of events around Balcombe Pit.