Thursday, 25 August 2011

News- Lottery grant to help preserve village memories (Upper Broughton)

A VILLAGE history group has won nearly £15,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Upper Broughton History Group will use its £14,900 grant to record life in the village.

The group's volunteers will interview local residents and record their memories of the village as a self-sufficient farming community from the 1920s to the 1960s.

The interviews will focus on the war years, education, trades and crafts, farming and how people enjoyed themselves.

Illustrated booklets will also be published for both present and future villagers.

Project leader Catherine Jones said: "This award gives the group the funding to train volunteers in oral history techniques and use them to capture the memories of those who knew the village as a self-sufficient community."

"It will also enable us to involve local children and produce a permanent multimedia resource for Kinoulton Primary school."

People with memories, information, photos or documents relating to Upper Broughton are invited to get involved in the project.

Call Catherine on 01664 822916 or e-mail

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