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Middleton Life Project

Middleton Life

 Health for All has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which will give Middleton residents a voice and empower them to tell the history of the area and people’s life stories.  A group of Middleton residents will get the opportunity to become local history reporters and investigate the past of their south Leeds community. The project will engage people in exploring the history of Middleton, focussing on family life, working conditions and the significant changes in health and medical care at a number of key points in history.  The community-based reporters will post their findings on a local blog and also help produce a community magazine. They’ll also put together permanent exhibition panels celebrating Middleton’s history at the new £1.6 million Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre, which was opened by Health for All in Middleton last October.  Local people can get involved in different ways:

·     By signing up to our regular project workshops at Tenants Hall to find out how to research local history

·     By telling us your stories of work, family life and health in past and present Middleton, and being filmed as part of our oral history project

·     By writing articles and photos about Middleton History which can be included on the project the web site or in the community magazine

·     By digging out your old photos and memorabilia (which we will copy and return) for use in our Middleton Life archive and exhibition

·     By coming to see the final exhibition panels and film launch at our celebration event in early summer.    

How to get involved:   Come to an informal open meeting on Wednesday, 1st February, 12.00-2pm, at Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre, Acre Close, Middleton where you can find out more about the project. Light refreshments will be provided.   Or, register your interest by contacting John Baron, Community Engagement and Communications Officer, Health for All. (Phone 0113 2706903 or email john.baron@healthforall.org.uk.)For further updates on the project blog: www.southleedslife.wordpress.com

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