The 9 pull-up panels for The Butts exhibition, to open in The Hive, Worcester in July arrived today. The panels look great and the bamboo casing and poles for the pull-ups give them a much better look than the standard brushed aluminium.
Today was the first public event of the Calver Weir Oral History project. Bill facilitated a memories day in Calver village which brought together the volunteers and participants willing to share memories, photos or other info about Calver Mill, its Weir and the River Derwent nearby.
>Residents of Hope and Castleton are getting stuck in to the Medieval Common People Project being organized by Hope and Castleton Historical Societies. The project has got off to an exciting start with visits to three record offices and a training day in landscape archaeology. The project is also drawing in people from other parts of the Hope Valley and Sheffield.
Friday the 16th March was the first meeting of the Tideswell Tales project since the news that the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant to the Tideswell Living History Group. Continue reading “Tideswell Tales”
I spent today at the spring committee meeting of the Association for Heritage Interpretation. I was voted on to the committee, and as a trustee of the Association, in September, and this was my first committee meeting. It was a packed meeting, both the agenda and the size of the room for the number of members. We discussed and agreed lots of activities and decisions to help move the Association forward during the harsh economic times of the present. Continue reading “AHI Committee”
Here is a sample of one of the full cartoon panels that make up part of the exhibition about The Butts in Worcester. This is panel 7 which covers the cattle market, and where Kasey discovers her grand-grandfather at work. The full exhibition opens in The Hive in July.
We had an inception meeting today with staff from British Waterways to begin a year-long project called ‘Digital Memories of the Lune Aqueduct’. This project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aims to discover, record and communicate people’s experiences and stories of the aqueduct and canal. We will train volunteers to undertake oral history work, along with local history research, heritage interpretation and podcast production. Continue reading “Lune Aqueduct and Lancaster Canal”