Picture Gallery: Celebrating success of Caistories project

Residents,schoolchildren, volunteers and special guests gathered in Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre to celebrate the achievements of Heritage Lottery funded Caistories.

The project brought together the community to take part in recording local people’s memories and thoughts about living and working in Caistor, as well as how the town and surrounding area has changed over the past 100 years.

Motley and Corrine Brant at the celebration.  (Lin)

Motley and Corrine Brant at the celebration. (Lin)

“This project has been a real success in bringing together all ages of our community,” said Stephanie Dale, centre manager.

“We hope that the legacy of Caistories will be that the Centre becomes a repository for these memories to enable future generations to understand the past.”

Within the project, 
local schoolchildren 
and centre volunteers 
took part in training to give them the skills to interview and use audio and video equipment, as well as understanding the importance of capturing memories for future generations.

And as a result, the centre now has a new interactive display which enables visitors to view the films of local people, as well as looking at archive photographs of times gone by.

“I am extremely impressed with the exhibition especially the involvement of the young children of the town; it is so important that they learn about the heritage and how important it is for the future,” said Caistor Mayor Steve Millson.

“Another example that sets Caistor apart is the level of involvement of the community and the initiative of the volunteers.”