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We are starting an exciting new Project -The Land Girls

Beginning when the Women's Land Army restarted in 1939, we will seek out reminiscences; these may come from those who, as local country children, encountered the Land Girls, or descendants of Land Girls who settled in the area. This research will generate podcasts and inspire creative activity (writing, art, photography) for an exhibition and booklet.NLHF logo

Owing to the pandemic all face to face activities have been suspended. We are however using media to keep in touch please contact us for details using these temporary methods:Phone: 01538 528708 (calls come up on Andy’s tablet; she will respond to numbers she knows and picks up messages weekly)
New mobile: 07760 138395 (use Whatsapp if possible, as Andy’s mobile signal is poor at home)
Email: info@borderlandvoices.org.uk
Website: www.borderlandvoices.org.uk
Borderland Voices contact Andy Collins: working from home


Join our AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Mon 20th July at 7.30 via Zoom. Trustees receive the accounts and Andy’s illustrated ‘story’ of what we’ve done 2019-20. It’s a public meeting, so let her know if you’d like the Zoom link.

Don’t forget our Lottery funded project to research local members of the Women’s Land Army and Timber Corps. Ask around for people with memories or family connections.

Chair Bob Foster made use of lock-down to overhaul our website. It now looks fresh and clean; reflects our person-centred approach; and is mobile phone friendly

Our ongoing thanks to Bonnie who hosts the Zoom writing group Tuesdays 10.30am - 12 noon-ish. She also posts collated writing to those not on the internet. All welcome on Zoom – contact Andy.

Participants have individual lists of group members to keep in touch with (phone, WhatsApp group, email, post, Zoom) as they prefer. Contact Andy to join in any way.

Also contact Andy if you’d like an art ‘starter pack’ (envelopes + post-card sized cards) or need a ‘refill’.


Borderland Voices was founded in 1998 in Leek, Staffordshire and currently works across the Staffordshire Moorlands. Our aim is to promote mental health through the arts and to raise public awareness and understanding of mental health issues by delivering accessible arts projects and offering creative space for self-expression within a mutually supportive community.

Every Tuesday Morning 10-30 to 12-30 we run Creative Writing Sessions at our base Bank House St Edwards Street Leek

Every Tuesday afternoon 1-30 to 3-30 we run Creative Art Sessions at our base Bank House.

Every Monday morning 10-30 to 12-30 a Patchwork Group operates at Bank House.

Every Thursday Morning 10-30 to 12-30 a self help Art Group runs at Bank House.

If you are interested in any of these activities contact us as below.

Queens Award for Charity Services logoBorderland Voices was awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2017. That is the MBE for Charities