On our Street at Strand Court, Grimsby September - November 2017
The second venue for the On our Street project was at Strand Court on the East Marsh in Grimsby.
We were pleased to be able to work with Inclusion Housing again at this venue and Centre Manager John was extremely supportive of the project.
Our focus this time was on the Freeman Street area using images from the Library collection and personal photographs that participants brought with them. We also ventured into the area of 3D work with model trams, a steam train, a replica of the Dock Tower and fishing vessels. Volunteers and participants shared many happy memories including watching Laurel and Hardy perform when they appeared at The Palace Theatre in Grimsby, talking about the old shops that used to be in Freeman Street, sharing memories of football matches as far back as 1939 and being entertained by Jack reciting songs and poems. We were also regularly treated to wonderful home-baking by Isabel…. a real treat!
Nicky Dillerstone, the projects’ creative professional, oversaw all the work and added creative elements that brought the map and buildings to life. Nicky and our volunteers helped everyone to create their own model house using images, fabric and illustrations.
Here are just some of the comments that were made about the Project:
‘I have been able to share my knowledge of Grimsby with the volunteers which was appreciated. I also brought cakes which were really enjoyed.’
'I have been able to enjoy conversations with my wife about memories long forgot.’
‘Been able to meet company and people I did not know. Really looked forward to coming.’
‘I learnt how to manipulate fabric pictures on my little “house”.’
‘It’s time well spent when otherwise I may have spent it alone doing not much.’
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