We have just received a letter from the National Lottery to say that our 'Awards for All' grant application has been approved. We are being given £5,800 to spend on a project entitled 'Discovering and Learning About Gateacre's Past'.
The components of our project are:
An information board on the village green.
An archive of historic photographs and digital images using material contributed by local people.
Illustrated talks on Gateacre's heritage, and workshops to encourage sharing of local knowledge and reminiscence.
Worksheets for local schoolchildren to encourage observation and appreciation of our local heritage.
A book of captioned photographs based on the historical archive assembled by the Society.
If you would like to help with the project - for example if you have
any old photographs of Gateacre that you would be willing for us to copy
- please contact any member of our Committee.