Next week, I am fortunate to be speaking at the Sacred City conference organised by the Centre for the Arts and the Sacred at King’s College London. I’ll be talking about a project I undertook in 2011 to photograph St Clement Danes, the RAF Church in Strand, London; as well as taking pictures of Battle of Britain airfields from WW2 as they look today. The pictures were displayed together as a single exhibition called A Space to Remember, and part of my aim was to invite people to reflect on how, and if, we make space for remembrance in modern life.
This picture from the project shows abandoned huts from the old Battle of Britain RAF base at Lympne – I believe they are mess huts, but please feel free to correct me in the comments section below if you know differently! They were gradually decaying, and collapsing into the waving sea of long field grass which was rising up around them; a gentle but fading reminder of a critical period of C20 history.