L8 Law CentreThe L8 Archive Project is Writing on the Wall’s most recent creative heritage project. During the ten week course, participants were taught the historical and social context of the project before they archived documents from the L8 Law Centre, one of the most significant organisations in Toxteth history. The L8 Law Centre was established in Toxteth as BAME communities faced police harassment, stop and search and racism. The L8 Law Centre gave legal and general advice to people and offered them sanctuary. Throughout the Toxteth History project, volunteers explored and catalogued the collections from the L8 Law Centre and other local organisations during the crucial times of the 1980’s.
They developed their archiving and research skills as well as finding more information through weekly sessions. This vital archive captures the impact of racism upon this community through visual and audio recordings. Volunteers of the Heritage Lottery funded project worked with professionals including writer Emy Onuora, Jimi Jagne and other local organisations to further research this part of Toxteth history.