MURKY MEMORIES WITH MUD


St 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 wider community.

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 - NOW OPEN

Committee of lost memories cafe - West Bromwich - Birmingham

Sunday service on the skittle alley
Sunday service on the skittle alley
39 steps
39 steps

Showing the film 39 steps, leading lady West Bromwich born and Bred Madeline Carol

Closing time
Closing time
Collected memories and stories
Collected memories and stories
Tea and cakes with Terry Price local historian with lots of stories to tell
Tea and cakes with Terry Price local historian with lots of stories to tell
Cafe was set up last week ........
Cafe was set up last week ........

Committee of Lost memories cafe - ONSITE

Cafe was set up last week ........

Cafe was set up last week ........
Cafe was set up last week ........

Leading up to The Committee of Lost Memories Café – West Bromwich- Birmingham


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.

For more updates also check

http://www.multistory.org.uk/blog/program-for-the-shop/ and

http://www.multistory.org.uk/blog/making-progress-in-charlemont/