The Memory Day in Wadebridge on 21st September positively buzzed. There was much interest in the photographic exhibits, which included the history of Wadebridge and its bridge, Trevanion Culverhouse, the railway, and local people – all of which triggered reminiscences and lots of animated chat over tea and cakes.
The event, hosted by Storylines and Wadebridge and District Museum, was held at The Exchange and the museum as part of ‘Landmark Travels – Our past in a suitcase’ which is working with schools and communities across Cornwall to unearth local history.
This 2-year project is led by Storylines, the Institute of Cornish Studies and the Cornwall Heritage Trust, and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Heritage Trust.
Over the winter months, the Storylines team will be following up with the people who came forward at the Memory Day to record their memories and make a series of digital stories. These digital stories will combine extracts of the oral history interviews, with people’s personal images, creating wonderful resources which can be shared online, at events and within the school work that will take place over the next year.
Thanks to everyone for your participation and offers of help. We look forward to follow up events.