Place, Work and Folk: Our Community History Project
Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund we have an exciting new project where local people will be invited to talk about their memories of the farmhouse when it was a working farm while learning and creative activity projects based on their stories will link past and present.
This eighteen-month project started in August 2017 when we employed our Project Officer, Carol Stobie.
Find out more about Carol and her plans for this project.
Carol says: ‘I can’t wait to meet everyone interested in taking part.’
So get in touch if you are interested in taking part in this.
Why get in touch? Some good reasons:
Background and aims:
The farmhouse dates back to the very early 19th century, if not the 18th century. It was a working farm up until the 1970’s, but eventually fell derelict. For older people in the local community it is a lasting reminder of childhood and a past rural way of life in an area that is now part of the city of Edinburgh.
The heritage project is a chance to capture people’s memories before they are forgotten and lost, it enables local people to look at the past for the sake of the future and make use of what they’ve learnt in the present.
Taking part in the heritage project will enable people to experience what Bridgend Inspiring Growth has to offer them in the future.
Lucy Casot, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland, said:
“So much of our local history is woven into people’s reminiscences and experiences. Bridgend Farm: Place, Work and Folk will capture these elements of our shared history that is in danger of disappearing as it slips out of human memory. Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF is able to support such projects that conserve people’s contribution to their heritage.”