CityWest Homes launches 'Love Westminster' heritage project

Love Westminster - collage of residents who have shared their stories

We are launching our ‘Love Westminster’ heritage project and inviting residents to share their stories, memories and images of  Westminster.

Love Westminster will celebrate the history and diversity of one of London’s most well-known boroughs through the stories and photos of its residents.

Our team have already collected the stories of almost 30 residents, with a view to publishing a collection of them in a book in the coming years.

Now, during Local and Community History month, we are inviting even more residents to get in touch with their experiences of Westminster.

Stories told so far demonstrate the diversity of Westminster, with people moving to the borough from countries such as Colombia and Somalia, as well as those who have called Westminster home since birth.

One interviewee, Maureen who has lived in Westminster all her life, summed up the feeling of the campaign when she said: “there is still a great sense of community in Westminster and I am proud to be a part of it.”

To help paint a rich picture, CityWest Homes is also asking residents to contribute any old images they might of their estates. With over 6,000 of its properties over 100 years old, Love Westminster looks to celebrate the history of not only Westminter's communities but it's buildings as well.

Jonathan Cowie, Chief Executive of CityWest Homes said: “We are keen to celebrate the vibrant history of Westminster and we believe there is no better way to do that than through our residents.

“We are proud to manage homes in such a beautiful and historic part of London and want to encourage our residents to share pride in their homes and communities.”

Find out more about the Love Westminster project or email to share your story.