Appeal for memories of last 60 years

CHILDREN in Bedlington are out to gather memories of the last 60 years as part of a series of events to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

Social enterprise Leading Link and pupils at St Benet Biscop Catholic High School will use the recollections to create an archive showing how things have changed in the town over the last six decades.

The youngsters hope to record memories of both major news events and everyday occurrences and are also looking for photographs and songs to accompany them.

They are especially keen to talk to people who have lived in Bedlington since 1952 or earlier.

All the memories the children gather together will be captured by a variety of media including film and a so-called creative wall to be put on show on Sunday, June 3, at the Lodge in the grounds of the high school before being exhibited around Bedlington.

Leading Link manager Lyn Horton said: “We are really eager to get going with this project and record as many personal memories, stories and pictures as possible. We are aiming to start filming mid-May, so please get in touch soon.

“There are so many ways to get involved. You could send us a memory, photo, poem, song or news clipping for our wall, appear on our film or be part of our radio show.

“Help us to remember or enjoy the last 60 years in Bedlington through your eyes by getting in touch with us as soon as possible.”

To oblige, e-mail or call (01670) 820088.