We received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for this exciting new project based in Egton Village Hall, which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2017 , and includes the villages of Egton and Egton Bridge on the North York Moors. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on collecting old photographs of the local area and sharing memories. We will create a permanent collection of photographs in the village hall that can be displayed at future events.
The project enables older people to share their memories with children and other adults who maybe new to, or simply visiting, the area. We gather information about the photos brought to the events and they are photographed by a professional photographer to create a permanent record. We are keen to encourage people in the community to learn more about their local history with additional support from Whitby Museum. Egton Remembers is a celebration of the area and its people.
Revival North Yorkshire works with communities to preserve and share living memories across the generations. In our Egton Remembers Project we are interested in finding out about the good old days – School Days, Family Life, The War Years, Farming and Local Industry, High Days and Holidays ! We also look forward to seeing photographs and hearing stories from two of the main local events; Egton Agricultural Show, one of the largest village shows in the country, and the oldest surviving Gooseberry Show!