We would like to thank the fabulous Friends of Caldicot Library for once again planting wild flower seeds around Caldicot Community Hub. As you can see the flowers are looking very pretty!
The Friends are also celebrating a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund – their press release follows:
Caldicot Intergenerational Oral History Project
The Friends of Caldicot Library have been awarded £4,300 of funding from the Heritage Lottery for an intergenerational oral history project.
The project will interview people of all ages who are willing to share their memories of the area and the changes that have taken place in Caldicot area since 1950. During this time Caldicot has grown from a village to a town and we want to capture those memories. All ages will be included in the interviews, including young people now at school. There will be recordings made of people talking about developments in the area which will show what have been the significant changes that have impacted upon the community.
Edited versions of the recordings will be uploaded to The Peoples Collection Wales to be accessible to the general public, and recordings will also be sent to Gwent Archives.
Examples of the most significant developments might include: the opening of the Severn Bridge, the building of Llanwern Steelworks, the opening of Caldicot School in 1958.
A launch event on the 20th September 2017 at 7 pm will be held in Caldicot Community Hub to raise awareness of the project.
Richard Bellamy, Head of HLF in Wales, said: “So much of our local history is woven into people’s reminiscences and experiences. The Caldicot Intergenerational Oral History Project will capture these elements of our shared history that is in danger of disappearing as it slips out of human memory. Thanks to National Lottery players, HLF is able to support such projects that conserve people’s contribution to their heritage.”
If you would like to learn more about the project or to get involved please contact Bernard John: Tel 01291641687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Heritage Lottery Fund:
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. www.hlf.org.uk Follow us on facebook HLFWales and Twitter @HLFCymru