Who’s tuning in this Saturday for the live launch? An online quiz, afternoon tea, and live 50s/60s music! Saturday sorted!
Link directly to the YouTube event here.
11am – Welcome and talk on Worcester Life Stories – what is it and how can you get involved? Hear all about the project and enjoy a slideshow of historic photos
11.45am – Music from Cathy Morris, Vintage singer – a selection of 1940s/ 50s classics
12.15pm – Grab a cup of tea and a slice of cake and share your memories via the YouTube chat
1pm – A second chance to hear all about the project and a few more photos to remind you of Worcester in years gone by
1.30pm – Music from Asa, classic songs from the 1950s & 60s
2pm – Live quiz – challenge your friends and family and see how well you know Worcester from years gone by!
3pm – Close
The Shambles in 1951
Join us online on Saturday 27th June, 11-4pm to celebrate the launch of the Worcester Life Stories project! We are delighted to announce that thanks to National Lottery players, the project has been awarded £79,400 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a number of initiatives, including development of Know Your Place Worcester an online historic map and photograph resource, giving people access to material from Worcester City Council’s Historic Environment Record never seen before, as well as being able to share their own stories and images of the city. The project will also see development of the Worcester Life Stories platform hosted by the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, where people will be able to produce a free Life Story booklet of memories from their own lives, for reminiscence, general interest and especially for those living with dementia, as a link to the past with therapeutic benefits.
Throughout this 2 year project, there will be many ways to get involved, learn about your heritage, share your stories and remember Worcester in times gone by. A museum exhibition, published book and virtual time trail will be developed in collaboration with local people and will showcase the fascinating photographs and memories that will be revealed along the way.
A full timetable of activities will be posted here shortly, with links to Live YouTube presentations, entertainment and a quiz, all marking our launch on June 27th! We look forward to seeing you all there!