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Edge Hill Station: An Unfolding History

UHC developed a longstanding creative partnership with Metal Culture Liverpool, working as artists and designers on numerous commissions. This particular project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, set out to publish work from The Edge Hill Archive, a collection of printed artefacts, audio interviews, contemporary artworks and written research relating to Metal Culture’s Liverpool home.

UHC worked closely with Metal to create Edge Hill Station: An Unfolding History, a set of booklets chronicling the history of Edge Hill and the world’s oldest passenger railway station.

UHC and freelance writer Kenn Taylor collaborated to divide content into three unique publications, printed on paper stocks that sensitively referenced past railway ephemera. Original pencil drawings were commissioned from regular UHC illustrator Gareth Brew and presented alongside a series of paintings in response to the station by artist James Quin.

All three booklets were wrapped within a large format gridiron map, tied with twine and hand-stamped in a limited edition of 1000.