Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Friday, 27 November 2015
Now we need to follow through by transcribing or writing up an overview of the interviews and then editing them.
Monday, 5 October 2015
We were delighted to welcome Julia Letts back to do a second training session with us. Once again we had a very productive day learning and practising recording.
Memories are very powerful. To introduce ourselves we had to select an item from the tray - something which brought a memory/ies back to us and then we had to describe this to our partner who then used the information to introduce us. The smell of Vick was very powerful and had many of us reminiscing about occasions when it was a "life-saver". Fascinating stuff!
Monday, 21 September 2015
Saturday, 22 August 2015
This is Dawley’s Day and one of the highlights in the community calendar. This year it’s scheduled a little later than usual to coincide with the Captain Webb celebrations. It is 140 years on Monday 24th August since Matthew Webb became the first man to swim the English Channel from Dover to Calais. We’ve been helping to celebrate this achievement as part of the Summer Reading Challenge with displays by Dawley Heritage lovers at the main libraries and sessions for the children – ‘Action and Adventure’.
So more recent heritage on show today from us with a display showing various photos that we have in the collection. Met some folks with great memories … 'worked at Carrefour … laid concrete on the first phase of the Town Centre' … 'My Mum and Dad were original residents on Sutton Hill and still live there'… 'I’ve got some photos in the loft – I’ll get them down.'
So thanks to all and despite thinking we’d be swimming home as the forecast was abysmal – we ended up being fried!
One young man said this is great what you’re doing… ‘It’s bringing old heritage into the new generation’ which we thought was a wonderful way of summing up the project.
Friday, 14 August 2015
Led by the Reading Hack, a group of inspiring young people aged from 11-16, and in conjunction with Telford & Wrekin Library Service, a number of elements bring together the whole Once Upon a Telford project, which has five main themes:
Telford Town Centre, Telford Town Park,
Chelsea Gardens, Wonderland and Transport
One of the most exciting elements being launched is an app which enables the user to follow the interactive map on a trail through the town park and gardens and experience the area first hand, with additional content becoming available the more the area is explored.
Once Upon a Telford launches on Thursday (20 AUG) at Southwater Library from 11am until 3pm. Everyone is invited along to the launch where it will be possible to see the giant pop-up book, the additional items created by the group, as well as downloading and exploring the app and completing the trail.
Councillor Angela McClements, cabinet member for Communities, Regeneration and Transport, said: “So much hard work and dedication has gone into this project by the Reading Hack group, supported by library staff.
Monday, 27 July 2015
Friday, 24 July 2015
Thursday, 23 July 2015
Monday, 20 July 2015
|Thanks to Pete for bringing memorabilia from Telford AFC and Building the Tribe – Fans history of Telford United. Come along and enjoy the photos that this project has contributed to the digital table.|
Fans history of Telford United