Meet – Discuss – Share
We are setting
up a new group to look at our area and the people who lived here during WW2 and
the surrounding years. If you are interested in joining us or have any
memories, stories, photographs, documents or objects from this period please
talk to Ann Akrill or Jeremy Lodge. Alternatively, talk to any of our committee
members at our events, or contact us through the contacts page on our website.
This will be an
informal discussion group for anyone interested in the period, but we will also
aim to provide a drop-in facility for people to bring in items of interest. The
group will also offer information and support for anyone researching these
important years of our history.
will be welcome to the first meeting at 10.00am on Wednesday 9th October in the
Collingham Archives, Swinderby Road, NG23 7PH.
Further information from: Ann Akrill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Lodge: email@example.com
This new project has been launched to
ensure we collect the memories of local people now as a resource for
generations to come, and to build a picture of life in Collingham and district
over the last 60 or 70 years.
We have joined forces with Collingham &
District U3A Local History Research Group to collect, through conversations,
the personal memories and experiences of local people, to create an invaluable
record in our community archives for generations to come.
We will be asking participants…
is the earliest memory you have of local life?
was happening here during the Second World War?
you a ‘Baby Boomer’ with tales of your school days?
what ways has farming had to adapt over the years?
- Do you
have pictures of land now occupied by 20th century houses?
much did the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and Carnaby Street fashions affect Collingham?
memories do you have of the High Street?
Collingham Show the same as it was years ago?
did you spend your free time in the days before television?
did people feel when the two old villages became one?
the traffic always like it is now?
traditions have disappeared?
was the Millennium celebrated?
many important events do you recall?
The first point of contact is: Nigel Priestley, 01636 892020, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, anyone interested in becoming involved could chat to a member of our team at one of the CDLHS events or U3A General Meetings, or visit us when the Archives are open and we can arrange a visit.