In 2013 we invited people to submit poems about Tideswell. From the many entries four winners were found. We have now recorded them reading their poems and we are pleased to put them on our website for you to listen to. Here they are
Here is a short video of a rehearsed reading by Tideswell Community Players in St John’s Church. Using our interviews as source material, local playwright Nick Brelsford has crafted several performance pieces that were debuted during Wakes Week.
We are approaching fifty completed interviews so we have updated a few pages with new Audio clips recalling some aspects of life in Tideswell in the not too distant past. Have a look at Growing up in Tideswell to hear what Malcolm, George and Terry got up to when they were younger. Bring back some of your memories of family celebrations with Mrs Vera Skidmore, and learn a bit more about a well remembered village character as well.
We have put some photographs in the Fountain Square telephone box, a couple of these has have not been shared before. If you are in the area why not pop in for a look. We have already had one interested visitor today… Follow this link to find out more.
A few weeks ago we put a photograph of a house in Church Street on the website, asking anyone if they knew the name of the person in the doorway, well we have found someone who knows. Follow this link to find out more.
- We have uploaded six new memory clips which we think you might enjoy; we have clips on how to move house and travel to Litton, Vernon talking about the Tidza March tune, Malcolm On the Roof and Terry and Arthur at war.
Why not go check them out!
Just a post to let you all know we have just completed editing 4 more whole interviews which generated 36 clips for the project – tell everyone you know and get them to follow us for more news. We will put some of these clips, whether interesting or humourous on the website in the next few days so watch this space.
Today Mrs Handley,the headmistess, received a copy of the recording made on 14th November when six children from Litton School talked to two former pupils, Mrs Miriam Chapman and Mr Arthur Barnsley. They were asked about the school, childhood and life in Litton pre WW2, when cars were few and “shops came to you”, although a walk over to Tideswell would find you some new clothes, shoes and hats and the all important Fish and Chips!
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