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The Glendale Gateway Trust has begun a consultation to take forward aspects of the Sheep Tales and Spinning Yarns project within the Glendale area. The project engages many of the same themes and hopes to take forward some on-going economic regeneration as well as heritage work.
Sheep Tales, an ongoing project to record the region’s agricultural heritage would love to hear from anyone who would like to help create this important historic record. Perhaps you have, or know of, old photographs that document sheep farming or shepherding you feel would be of interest to others? Or perhaps you have some tales you would like recorded for posterity?
The project will host two free open workshops on Thursday 25th August 2011 at the Glendale Hall in Wooler to show people how to record their memories and memorabilia for future generations.
To begin the day there will be Photography Workshop from 10-12 am with Peter Ayres, member and former Chairman of the Wooler Camera Club.
In the afternoon there will be an Oral History Workshop from 1.30-4.30pm with Dr. Liz O’Donnell from the Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives. Liz who the museum’s Outreach Officer will show people how to make successful recordings of their stories.
On Bank Holiday 29th August a display of Sheep Tales will be found in the Countryside Marquee at the Glendale Show in Wooler, and everybody is invited to bring along heritage photos of Shepherding to be added to the archives, with their original returned with a digital copy. If you miss this opportunity please contact www.sheeptales.org.uk to arrange for your photograph to be archived.
If you have old photographs, or stories to tell, which you would like copied and archived, before returning to yourself contact Rev Bert Keller or bring them along to the Glendale Show on August Bank Holiday where Sheep Tails and Spinning Yarns will be exhibiting.
The next event will be a Photography and Oral History workshop lead by Peter Ayres of Wooler Camera Club and Liz O’Donnall of Woodhorn Colliery, at the Glendale Hall, Wooler on Thursday 25th August.
10.00 – 12 Photography
1.30 – 4.30 Oral History
Bring a picnic lunch if you would like to attend both sessions. The events are free of charge.
In April the Felmaking workshops were a great success and 27 adults and children took part in the Village Hall. Sheep Tales is a Heritage Project of the local United Reformed Churches in North Northumberland. The next event in Chatton will be a Farm Museum and worship day at Chillingham Barns Sunday 4th July 4 – 7 pm, bring a picnic.
Come and join an hands on session and take away your own art work. Come to one session or all four and make a different article each time. Monday 18th April 1 – 4 Ferguson Hall, Belford Wednesday 20th April 1 – 4 Village Hal, Chatton Wednesday 1st June 1 – 4 Glendale Hall, Wooler Thursday 2nd June 1 -4 Crookham, Church Hall ( back of Church_
Sheep Tale & Spinning Yarns Project of the United Reformed Church. Children under 8 bring an adult please. £2 per feltmaking participant. More information Jane Armstrong 07976900668 or firstname.lastname@example.org