This exciting project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, brings together valuable and unique collections held by the London Borough of Hillingdon, the British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) and Brunel University for the first time. These collections reflect the diverse histories of the Hillingdon area, the movement for the education of the poor and the fight to raise the status of women teachers and teaching as a profession for women.
Here you will find more information about the Heritage Builds Bridges Project, particularly Project Collections, Aims and Objectives, Project Partners and all the people taking part. Also information on how to obtain copies of photographs and archive material, as well as details of research services available.
Over the past two years the partners collections have been catalogued and digitised to protect and ensure their preservation and to open them up for all to enjoy. Text, photographs, maps, costumes, toys and official documents have been combined and presented in new ways to enable local people and others to discover the history and development of their Hillingdon community.
You can also search all the partners' catalogues simutaneously, access our educational resources and see images of our photographic archives.