Place, Work and Folk community history project is going from strength to strength. We were thrilled to be one of the central features of Bridgend’s Launch Party on 24 March, and to meet so many of you there! Our history volunteers hosted an exhibition featuring photography and audio recordings of our interviewees, our volunteer meetings and training, plus Reminiscence Gatherings.
You can hear many of our latest recordings on Soundcloud.
Also centre stage were products of our recent series of Niddrie Mill Primary School workshops, where we taught oral history interviewing and led arts activities inspired by the memories collected. Two collages of the brilliant P5 children’s artwork were the first ever art display to be held in the restored farmhouse and have restored cows and pigs back to the farm!
Please note - we’re looking for more local schools to offer our ready-made workshops in oral history interviewing, animation art and mosaic.
Volunteers also created a wonderful display of vintage pictures scanned from our interviewees’ kindly shared originals. Our work even inspired a poem, Time and Bridgend by local writer Johnni Stanton, read by him at the opening and shared with all who asked for a copy.
Our next steps are: