Thursday, 24 July 2014

The ‘Touch History’ digital table at Southwater Library has been a great hit! Everyone looking at it has enjoyed scrolling through the pictures reminiscing about places and developments. Someone even saw their house from afar on an aerial photo with their washing on the line from 40 years ago! So great that this project will be extending the number of images that we will be adding to it. If you haven’t seen it drop into the new library when you’re up at the Town Centre.

 Meanwhile keep up to date with Southwater happenings
and pictures

Friday, 18 July 2014

The doors to Southwater have opened and all are welcome! Lots of information on services here and on the facebook site loads of wonderful pictures of the library:

Monday, 14 July 2014

It’s great to get out and talk to people about the project and the other night was Wrekin Local Studies Forum meeting where we were able to pass on what we’ve been doing. This umbrella group draws together family and local history groups in the area and works collaboratively to promote heritage in the area. Most have varied and full programmes of talks and visits which you’ll find on their website.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Had a great day at Dawley Day today promoting the library service and the project. Spoke to a number of people who were really interested to hear about it and may have pictures and certainly have lots of memories that we can collect in the future. Thanks for inviting us Great Dawley Parish Council.

Yesterday we had a good look through our own Telford Development Corporation boxes at the Community History Centre at Wellington. A tiny, tiny fraction of what is at the Archives, but thanks to all who helped today.  We found some interesting  promotional leaflets and articles in ‘Telford New Town News’ – a newspaper that the Corporation produced; maps that help to pin point places for people; and arts and leisure activities information.
Okay - so biccies were needed to keep us going!

Everyone engrossed in their search for interesting items to digitize


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Yesterday we were at the Archives for our third visit looking at Brookside, Stirchley, and Woodside photos. Our willing volunteers found some really great stuff and even though we say ourselves – they really enjoyed themselves.

Over these 3 visits we have taken 18 people – 12 of whom have never visited an archive before. It feels really great to have introduced people to heritage in this way.
Getting ready for action!

Intriguing stuff

Terrific teamwork
Really excited to find photos people will be interested to see
We remember these areas