Matthews Primary School in Cambridge is currently undergoing an
ambitious regeneration programme to cater for increasing numbers of
young people wanting to attend the school. public
works together with Cambridge based performing arts
company 30 Bird
Productions and Dr.
Luke Skinner, research fellow at the Royal Society
University are working with the school on MUD
a project which tries to capture the moments of this recent
development and unearth the heritage of the school and local area
to be celebrated by future generations of staff, pupils and the
The project will collect oral stories and memories that go
beyond the school itself, which will travel through the city of
Cambridge and beyond. We want to hear from present and former
pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff and the local community. We
need your memories and stories, people's photographs, objects and
anything that contributes to a history of the school and immediate
area. This will translate into a fantastic resource for the school
and the local area.'
Head teacher Tony Davies call for people's involvement
Committee of lost memories cafe - West Bromwich - Birmingham
Cafe was set up last week ........
Torange from public works has been collaborating with Katy
Beinart as described in previous post.
Black Country Living Museum
Katy visited the museum and photographed various relevant items.
She talked to the people running 'shops' including the bakery,
confectioners, pub and homes. This was useful to find out what the
traditional cakes and bread would have been so we make them for the
cafe. Katy also met with the education officer who was really keen
to be involved in some way and was going to check budgets and
timings and get back to us.
Sandwell Farm Museum
Katy visited the museum and spoke with John Stokes, who is an
archivist and historian, based there, and also responsible for
natural history of the area. He was very interested in hearing
about the project and in finding out more about the history of
Charlemont. He also said he could do a talk as part of the shop
programme. He has since been in touch with further information
about the history of the area.
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