We’d like highlight an exciting new project involving our friends at the archives in Sandwell (and Dudley as it happens) and Sandwell Advocacy.
The Living Memory project will be led by Geoff Broadway (who worked as a filmmaker on the Jubilee Archive project, as well as contributing some of his photographic curation skills to the Made in Oldbury project), working with a number of local partners. Living Memory is a two-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore and share unique photography collections and life stories from diverse communities across the Black Country.
They have a Facebook page here: – https://www.facebook.com/LivingMemoryProject/
and their project launch is coming up in January. They will be joined by local partners to talk about the project and launch the Living Memory website.
You are warmly invited to the launch of Living Memory
at Sandwell Community History and Archives Service, Smethwick Library, High St, Smethwick, B66 1AA
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
1pm -1.45pm with introductions from 1.15pm
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credits above:
Top left: Portway Hill, Oldbury 2016 Photo: Geoff Broadway. Top right: Ruth Collins and sister, Brades Locks, Oldbury circa 1949 Photo: Will King. Centre left: Pigeon Fancier, Druids Head, Coseley, 1969 Photo: Alan Price. Centre middle: Colleen Ollerenshaw, Cradley Heath, holding a photo of herself. Photo: Geoff Broadway. Centre right: Lynette Richards (middle) on her wedding day, circa 1960. Photo Courtesy: Beverley Harvey Family Album. Bottom left: Ruth Collins on her wedding day with father Will King and sister. Oldbury 1961, photographer unknown. Bottom right: Ice breaker scene, near Brades Locks, circa 1950s. Photo: Will King.