On our Street at St Andrew's Hospice May - June 2017
The first venue to participate in the On our Street project was St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby. We were delighted to be able to work with the Hospice team again headed up by Sue Ney, Therapeutic Activities Assistant. We welcomed new and existing volunteers and with their help, we worked with six participants who, over the course of 7 weeks shared their memories with us, created their own ‘buildings’ that had special significance in their lives and produced a map of their memories under the guidance of mixed media artist Nicky Dillerstone.
A wide range of local history resources were used and with the help of Lincs Inspire Development Officer Jennie Cartwright, we were able to find information about the history of Grimsby Leisure Centre, Armstrong Street School, Grimsby trawlers, Louth streets and the pubs of Freeman Street. We also delved into individual family histories and using the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Trade Directories, we looked at the streets where we used to live and remembered neighbours and friends – you just don’t realise what you have forgotten until your memory is jogged!
Comments about the project included:
‘I have been listened to and made to feel special’
‘…the project has reminded me of many happy things from the past’
‘lots of maps and local business directories were so interesting and gave rise to much talk and memories’
Share our journey by clicking on the images below.