Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Our second visit to the Archives, today, saw 6 of us exploring the photo folders for Dawley, Hollinswood and Randlay. A mixture of photos from different periods; early 60’s-80’s. Some really interesting photographs - particularly of the Randlay Brick works, reclamation work in Dawley, Dark Lane, and some fantastic arty shots of the pools in the park. We were all really excited and wanted to show each other what we’d found! This bodes well for sharing our discoveries with general public in the future.


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Thanks to the Madeley History Group for letting me attend their meeting to tell them about the project and for their suggestions of material to look out for. Such as – “we know that all streets on Sutton Hill began with an “S” and on Woodside with a “W” but there is no indication as to how individual street names were selected.” We’ll keep our eyes peeled when looking through material but in the meantime – if anyone reading this knows the answer – please do get in touch. They have  a great website.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Yesterday saw our first trip to Shropshire Archives to start looking at the folders of the Telford Development Corporation (TDC) images. We concentrated on Malinslee, the Town Park and the Town Centre. Thanks to all our "fellow detectives" seen below.

It was a real pleasure to have some of the Telford Town Park Volunteers come along with us. They have a wealth of knowledge about the Park and it was brilliant to see them start to reminisce over some of the photos. Just what we hope people will do when they see some of the photos on the digital table at Southwater.

They are currently doing some research around the Chelsea Gardens so good that they were able to combine some of their own research. They have a fabulous website - not to be missed a video showing the Town Park from the air! http://www.friendsoftelfordtownpark.org/

Monday, 9 June 2014

Hot off the press! Our advert in the Senior Citizens Forum Newsletter for June is out today. The Newsletter is always full of interesting articles and seen by a large of people in the Borough. Here's hoping a few people may like to volunteer with us and enjoy discovering local heritage.

Senior Citizen's Newsletter June 2014