In 1974 a group of local Lewisham residents were frustrated by the fact that a few of the young people in their neighbourhood were getting in too much trouble, especially with stealing motorbikes. They knew it was largely because they were bored and had nothing to do but just didn’t know how to tackle the problem. It was then that one of the residents came across a project in Birmingham that had set up a workshop for the young people to not steal motorbikes but to do them up. Together the local residents turned one of their garages into a small workshop and encouraged the local youths to come along and learn the basics of motorbike mechanics and the Young Lewisham Project was born.
Since those humble beginnings the Young Lewisham Project has had many reincarnations and many different homes. However it was the dedication of a small community taking matters into their own hands that has brought us to where we are today!
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