Central Ward Heritage Project Launch - Aawaz

February 26

Posted by: Aawaz Admin

27th February 2018 | Time: 11.00 am

Venue: Market Hall, Accrington 

The Deputy Mayor Cllr Mohammad Ayub and the Mayoress of Hyndburn will launch the Central Ward Heritage project exhibition.

The Central Ward project is an oral history project, collaborative work between the residents and the charity Aawaz to help them look back over the last 100 years of what life has been like in the ward.

The touring exhibition has been put together by the residents who worked with artist Saba Riffat and Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company to create an innovative way to illustrate life in the bygone days. There is also a short booklet introducing the project and the residents journey throughout the project to accompany the exhibition.

Please click here to download the booklet

“The Central Ward Heritage Project has been an exciting piece of work; it’s about making our heritage more interesting and getting more people to be enthusiastic about their history and heritage. We are grateful to Heritage Lottery for their grant which has made this work possible.” – explained Cllr Mrs Jean Battle, Patron of Aawaz.

The project has conducted 15 face to face interviews with past and present residents. All the project materials will be archived with Lancashire County Council Record’s Office to be preserved for future generations.

AAWAZ Central Ward Heritage Project Exhibition is launched in the Market Hall, Accrington Hyndburn. The touring exhibition will move to Accrington Library on 19th March 2018. Local schools will also participate in using the exhibition as part of their local history curriculum.

Read Bibi’s Blog here – An interesting insight into the Central Ward Heritage Project

For further information please contact us at Aawaz on 01254 398176 or via email: info@aawaz.org.uk