A successful launch event was held at the end of February at the Shay in Halifax. Ian Ellis gave an interesting talk about how sport has been a big part of his life and the Mayor of Calderdale officially opened the project.
Staff from Age Concern Calderdale and partner organisations at the launch
COMMUNITY HERITAGE ROOM
The Community Heritage Room has been set up at Age Concern Calderdale’s Park Road offices. It currently houses material from our previous oral history project Voices from the Past and includes information boards, sound interviews, photos, books and objects. The room has been a successful venue for groups and we will be developing it further in the autumn - establishing drop in sessions and a history group.
Community Heritage Room
Chris Helme from Calderdale Council’s Adult & Community Learning tutored a six week reminiscence group at Age Concern Calderdale’s Park Road Heritage Room. The group discussed their own memories of sport and leisure in Calderdale and produced a booklet called ‘Those Were the Days’. A second group will be starting at the St John’s Day Care Centre in Todmorden on Monday 18th June, for six weeks.
Members of the Park Road reminiscence group
Hebden Bridge coffee morning
LOCAL HISTORY COURSE
A 10 week W.E.A. history course on sport and leisure in Calderdale has been running in the Age Concern Heritage Room. Tutor John Hargreaves has led the group and they have been looking at old Couriers, discussing their own memories and looking at rugby, football, cricket, Sunday schools, childhood games, cinemas and lots more!
Students on the local history course with tutor John Hargreaves
KING CROSS MEMORY GROUP
Local artist Alison Jones has been working with Eileen Rudden of Age Concern Calderdale at the King Cross Memory Group. They have been discussing Sunny Bunce’s and Sunny Vale Leisure Park amongst other things and will produce a large advertisement for Sunny Vale in the style that was around in its day. This will comprise of various parts using art and
Andrew Shaw from Calderdale TV has made a DVD for the project. It contains clips of some of the people interviewed for the project talking about their sport and leisure memories. There are also still photos and old film clips from the Yorkshire Film Archive. There will be a screening at Square Chapel on Tuesday 25th September 2007. if you would like a free copy of the Sport in Past Times DVD please contact Age Concern Calderdale on 01422 252040.