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.