Making Memories

It was a beautiful sunny day as I walked down to St Cuthbert’s Church to meet the Chest, Heart and Stroke group who meet there on Wednesday. I ran a reminiscence session for the group looking at schooldays and childhood (using the Growing Up in South Queensferry reminiscence box).  I really enjoyed meeting them and they took some great photographs of the session. I’m hoping they will send some through so I can share them with you.

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That afternoon I went over to Drumbrae Day Centre a Museums Alive session there. We explored travel and holidays this week. Some o the group have some amazing stories about living in India, visiting South Africa, America, South America and places closer to home such as Portobello baths. One participant in particular remembered a trip to the Turkish Baths at Portobello and being scrubbed down and given toast afterwards.

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We are hoping to put an exhibition of the project into Drumbrae Library, so watch this space for more information.

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On Thursday afternoon I visited D Café, run by Alzheimer Scotland to run a reminiscence session on schooldays. We heard lots of stories about getting the belt in school!

Today the Hidden Histories course is visiting the Museum of Edinburgh and the People’s Story Museum and I am meeting three new volunteers for Museums Alive to talk to them about the project and running reminiscence sessions.

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About edinburghmuseumsoutreach

I'm the Outreach & Access Manager at Edinburgh Museums & Galleries (the museums service of the City of Edinburgh Council). I take the museums out to community groups and schools. I really enjoy meeting lots of people of different ages and backgrounds and helping them connect with our collections. I love showing people some of the amazing objects that we hold and I like helping them to remember the past or to create something amazing.
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