Heritage Memories Project
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Story telling is what makes us human. Shared stories build community and identity. Stories instruct us, warn us and entertain us. And we are all storytellers.
As part of the Parish Heritage project we are keen to collect stories about the local area from as far back as you can remember up until the 1980s. They may be your own stories from childhood or stories that relatives told you. They might be stories of people – memories of your family or friends – or stories of places before they changed (for the better or for the worse). You might have old photos that spark stories.
The kinds of stories we’d love to hear include those below. We're especially keen to record conversations because one person's memories spark another's. Look out for some Listening Events in the New Year.
Tell us about your memories of local schools and outings, shops and shopping, recreation, world of work (refinery, power station, farming etc), transport, homes and housing, events, people and places.
Tell us about memories where the local churches played a significant role. Perhaps times of joy or times of loss, times when you went deeper than normal and came away different.
If you want to jog your memories of the area have a look at the gallery page and see some old aerial views of the area.
Get in touch
We would love to hear your stories and record them for a Heritage website. If you’ve got a story to tell or you have a friend or relation with a story we should know about please contact us in one of the following ways:
Through the Heritage Facebook page www.facebook.com/fawleyheritage.co.uk