The Untold Stories and Memories of The West Marsh is a 12 month Heritage Lottery funded project by the West Marsh Development Trust to develop an area-based History Group to work with the local community to gather and publish on a website and Social Media oral history interviews & videos, photographs, and memories of the area.
The project will help celebrate the rich tapestry of life within the West Marsh seen through the eyes of the people who lived there. We believe we will discover stories from the past that have not been recorded in other publications other authors have written about the area. We will find out about the place, its buildings both the history of existing buildings in the area as well as those that have been demolished over the years.
But its people that make an area and we will we believe discover much about the lives of the characters that made the West Marsh the place it was and remains. Therefore, enabling us to piece together a rich heritage story of there lives and the area. The project will set the foundations for a more ambitious project in the future expanding on what we have learnt along the way
Anita Barber the Chair of West Marsh development Trust explains: “This project will help us to celebrate the rich tapestry of life in the West Marsh, remembered by the people that have lived and worked there. We are keen to make sure our history is not forgotten but remembered as it should be.