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22 April 2015

Another donation for MemoryScapes!

A local resident dropped by this morning to give me lots of antique Bristolian newspapers, dating from 1808 upwards. This one is from September 8th 1966, and shows the construction and opening of the Severn bridge.
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21 April 2015

Today's historical discovery

The wonderful thing about MemoryScapes is that it is full of lovely discoveries. Today someone dropped off some paperwork detailing Merrywood Secondary School's student details from 1906. They had found it in the bottom of a box of books they got at a car boot sale and thought I might like it. Amazing to see that the students fathers had their occupations recorded alongside the details of their tuition fees or reasons for exemption!
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14 April 2015

A chance to have your own Memory Chest

After the success of KWMC's MemoryScapes Project, we have now decided to create bespoke memory chests and reminiscence workshops that focus on the history of Bristol, for local groups of people with dementia across the city and the surrounding area. If you work for an organisation who support people with dementia, or you know of a group that might be interested, please get in touch with me,, 01179030444.
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10 March 2015

MemoryScapes Tea Party at KWMC last week

Last week Knowle West Media Centre hosted the MemoryScapes tea party. We had over 65 people attend and we showed them 10 short films we had made using the project's participants, as well as showing the archive of photographs we have collected alongside the reminiscence chest we created and a screening of the Knowle West TV footage we have. We transformed the studio space into a old fashioned tea room, serving free afternoon teas to all those who came. All in all, a great night was had by everyone! (photos taken by Sarah Shorrock from KWMC)
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