Memories of a town

Resident June Roberts shares her memories of Ecclesbourne Valley railway station with Katherine and James Armitt of the 1st Wirksworth Scouts.

Resident June Roberts shares her memories of Ecclesbourne Valley railway station with Katherine and James Armitt of the 1st Wirksworth Scouts.

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A COMMUNITY’S memories are set to be brought to life through a new project in Wirksworth.

Eight Scouts and eight of the town’s elderly residents are working together to produce an online exhibition of photographs, media and recordings.

The Wirksworth Heritage Centre project, which has received £6,000 in funding, kicked off on Saturday when the 16 participants took a tour around the town in a mini bus and photographed important places.

The youngest person on the project is 11, while the oldest is 108-year-old Reg Dean, the oldest man in England.

The final session will take place on Monday when the images and artwork will be edited for the exhibition. They will then use sound equipment to interview each other about their lives.

Project manager Rosa Straw said: “What is unique about this project is that it will see both the younger and older participants interview each other to record their memories. Traditionally young people interview the elderly, but we are keen within this project to turn that around and get both groups interviewing and interacting with each other.”