Exploring Cox Lane

Exploring Cox Lane The Story of Chessington's Industrial Estate

Paperback (04 May 2023)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Nestles in the south side of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is the 90-year-old Chessington Cox Lane industrial estate. With a rich history and plenty to offer, the book unfolds the past and present of the site. The Community Brain team has shown dedication in shedding light on all aspects of the history and heritage of the site. Tolworth, and neighbouring areas to the local community.

This book features a series of illustrations by the nine groups of Kingston University BA Illustration and Animation students. When given a brief by The Community Brain, their boundless imagination flourished and their creative interpretations from their visits to the Cox Lane site bring a whole new meaning to its surroundings. Their work complements a set of essays and photos that paint a picture of the past, present and future of the site.

From 'Diver to 'Quant Bomber', the students' creative interpretations from their visits to the Cox Lane site brings a whole new meaning to its surroundings.

Through encapsulating the past, present and future of the industrial estate, this book highlights the site's adaptability throughout many years of societal and economic change. The future of this, and many other industrial estates, have endless capabilities in supporting and strengthening their communities.

This book is the perfect read to shift deep-rooted misconceptions of industrial estates, whilst building a bridge of understanding.

Book information

ISBN: 9781909362741
Publisher: Kingston University Press
Imprint: Kingston University Press Ltd
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 118
Weight: 249g
Height: 254mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 6mm