We’re up to 17 history volunteers! This superb team have been carrying out more brilliant interviews. Recently we learnt first-hand how roses were grown at the nursery that used to be here, from Margaret Lowrey, who worked there with her husband. We’re also putting on a series of summertime Family Workshops: How to Record Family Oral History Memories, How to Make a Radio Podcast Interview, Make Art into Animation (using our oral history as inspiration), Make a Mosaic (turning a Bridgend timeline into art - thanks to the researches of Greater Liberton Heritage Group!) and Make the Best Oatcakes (frugal, healthy, delicious)!
The history group are also leading on Doors Open Day (30 Sept), our Storytelling Festival event in partnership with Bridgend Growing Communities (28 Oct) and an exciting autumn weekend gathering/celebration, Our Changing City, with the Patrick Geddes Centre (24-25 November). This last one will look at the role oral history, identify and culture can play in the community development of land and assets today, and will include the outcomes of this project. We hope you’ll want to get involved in all of these.
Not to mention planning for our final publication, digital map, film and mini-museum… phew! Come along on Tuesdays, 6 pm at the Farmhouse to meet us.
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