Monday, 23 February 2015

Green Spaces

Green Spaces Memory session at Southwater.

The library has been buzzing today as it’s half term, the sun’s out and people are enjoying the surroundings both inside and outside of the library. We have been joined by various groups on the Telford Green Spaces Partnership network  including: Friends of the Town Park, Friends of Rough Park, Woodside, Bartlett Gardens - Madley Community Orchard, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, South Telford Rights of Way Partnership, Sutton Hill Village Green,  to reminisce out these green places.

Friends of Rough Park, Woodside

Sutton Hill Village Green  
 South Telford Rights of Way Partnership
Friends of the Telford Town Park
Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

George Chetwood Court

Our first visit out to a Wrekin Housing Trust group at George Chetwood Court in Dawley. What a fabulous  morning we had showing the slideshow and hearing people’s memories inspired by the photos we showed. Thanks everyone.. you're stars!

From memories inspired by the High Street photos …

………………… I worked in a shop selling fruit and veg. I lived at Sutton Maddock and I cycled to work it took me about ¾ of an hour. I left school on a Friday and started work there on the Monday aged 14 and left when I got married aged 23. During the war the Americans drove down the High Sreet in their jeeps – it was the main road then.


……………… ‘I worked there as senior Assistant Supervisor and then Assistant Manager. Caerphilly store was the first in this country and then Telford was opened. We used to send girls out to check the prices of items in other shops like Sainsburys.’

……………… ‘The bus service was very good. From Dawley you could get a bus anywhere. I used to go from Dawley to Wellington for the market.’

Monday, 2 February 2015

Thanks to our friends who visited today from Oakengates – we know you enjoyed looking at the photos on the table and discovering all the things that Southwater Library has to offer.

We loved your memories:  ‘Loved going on the pedaloes with my grandson. There were seats for two people and he would never let me peddle.’