On the 10th of May we held Madeley Open Day, we partnered with the wonderful Reminiscence Vintage who created a fantastic 1940s themed space with vintage china, home made cakes, tablecloths and other loveliness.
We offered cake for memories (who could refuse?) and brought along scanner’s for photographs and the Moviscop for viewing cinefilm. We had lots of film donated on the day, which we’ve sent off to Timeless Moments to have digitised, we will post the results shortly.
We scanned lots of local photos on the day, and had great support from local volunteers; David De Hann who scanned photos, and John Corrock and Peter Wilson from Madeley History Group who helped add local knowledge to photos and film.
We we’re also able to link Madeley History Group with staff from MACE (Media Archive for Central England), one of the aims of our project is to ensure that local history groups develop stronger relationships with regional archives to ensure longevity of collected history.
A selection of photos from the Open Day: