Historic Sedbergh School magazines to go online thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund cash (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Historic Sedbergh School magazines to go online thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund cash
MAGAZINES produced by Sedbergh School between 1879 and 1937 are to be made available online for the first time thanks to a grant of nearly £8,000.
Awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s All Our Stories programme, the cash makes the school one of the first groups in the UK to receive money for such a project.
Information contained in the vintage publications will be used to create three community programmes to celebrate Sedbergh’s history.
All Our Stories - which launched in 2012 in support of BBC Two’s ‘The Great British Story’ - funds activities to help people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage.
Sedbergh School archivist Katy Iliffe said: “We are really delighted to have been selected to host this Heritage Lottery-funded project.
“The 20th century has seen so many changes and developments in Sedbergh and we can’t wait to get started on gathering information about the history of the town and share it with grown-ups and youngsters alike.”
The first project will be an oral history and reminiscence partnership with Age UK to encourage residents to share their memories of events between 1879-1937.
Another will see the town’s past illustrated in a timeline in empty shop windows along Main Street, while the third project involves putting together education packs for Key Stage Two school pupils in the area.
Volunteers are being sought to take part in the roll-out of the different assignments, with training on offer in interviewing, transcribing oral histories, design, display production, research and creating education projects.
Anyone interested in taking part should contact 015396-22275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org