People From The Hill

Category: 2018, Estate, History, Video


Phil Thornton (Creative Health Initiatives CIC)

Funded by

Windmill Hill Big Local


August 05, 2018


The first residents of Windmill Hill began settling on the estate in 1978 and Big Local decided to mark this anniversary by funding Phil Thornton from Creative Health Initiatives to produce a film that captured the experiences of local residents past and present.

Phil interviewed a range of residents of different ages, most who have been involved within the community in one way or another. We also collected archive marketing brochures from the local library, collected photos from residents and took our own photos and drone footage from around the estate.

We held a launch event for the project at Norton Priory as part of the Big 2 Weeks in August and then set up a Facebook page called People From The Hill for anyone who wanted to carry on sharing memories of the estate.