Creating a Memory Box for Suffolk

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Help us celebrate Suffolk Day 2020 by sharing your stories of Suffolk!

We are working in partnership with Age UK Suffolk and the Suffolk Archives to make a Memory Box of Suffolk, consisting of personal stories and photos from local people.

We think the best way to capture the essence of Suffolk is from the stories of local people.

We are looking for people to contribute a photo and an associated audio recording.  The stories will be judged by representatives from the partners and the best ones will be included in the Memory Box. 

The completed Memory Box will be used by Age UK and the Suffolk Archives.  This is your chance to have your voice preserved in the archives!

How to get involved:

Send us a photo and an accompanying audio recording (maximum of 2 minutes). 

 

You can send more than one (upto 3 maximum)

 

If you need help with your recording, please email us for more information

Ideas:

The only criteria for stories is that they should be related to Suffolk and suitable for a general audience.

Here are some possible topics to trigger ideas:

  • Major Events ( for example WW2, the floods of 1953, Ipswich Town FA Cup Win, the Hurricane of 1987 etc.)

  • People and places

  • Changing traditions

  • Leisure time

  • The natural environment

  • Work and industry

  • Myths and legends

  • Multicultural Suffolk

  • Suffolk sounds and voices

Record your story directly here:

Record your story directly here:

Here are some Suffolk related stories we have created for other projects:

"FARMER'S LIFE!" 

Sam Fairs reflects upon his life as a Suffolk farmer.

(Collected as part of the Suffolk Show Treasure Trail Project - see more here >>)

"RUNNING WILD!" 

Dorothy Flatman talks about her memories of growing up in the Fore Street area of Ipswich.

(Collected as part of the Hold Project - see more from this project here >>)

"Changing Roles!" 

Nigel Oakley reflects on the changing role of the working horse in Suffolk.

(Collected as part of the Suffolk Show Project - see more from this project here >>)

"REGENERATION" 

John Field reflects on the regeneration of the Waterfront in Ipswich.

(Collected as part of the Hold Project - see more from this project here >>)

"SEASCAPE" 

Doreen Savage reflects on the essence of Felixstowe.

(Collected as part of the Felixstowe Seafront Gardens Project - see more from this project here >>)

"ALOTTA COAL!" 

Marilyn recounts a fun family story about her grandfather who worked on the railways in Suffolk.

(Collected as part of the Hold Project - see more from this project here >>)

"MY LIFE IN IPSWICH!" 

Peter Gardiner talks about an artifact that reflects on his life in Ipswich.

(Collected as part of a project with Ipswich Museum)

"Joining the Eagles" 

Andy Ward talks about his father who volunteered as a pilot in WW2 for the 71st Eagle Squadron based at Martlesham Heath in Suffolk.

(Collected as part of a project to celebrate the Centenary of Martlesham Heath - see more from this project here >>)

"Women in Tech" 

Leah Claireaux talks about her work with BT at Adastral Park and her women in tech scheme.

(Collected as part of a project with the Suffolk Show - see more from this project here >>)

If you would like to preserve your story of Suffolk or work with someone who might, please contact us - we'd love to help!

ABOUT US

Chronicle Digital Storytelling Ltd

 

Contact:  info@chroniclestories.co.uk

 

Tel: 07752 191710

Location: Suffolk, United Kingdom.

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