|Initial Wordle cloud of "Inn 3 Words" - memory gathering about the Tup Inn|
We also had a couple of meetings with the Cumnock Living Memory Group + new members of the community who came to our "Memory Bank" sessions. The breaking news on 31 Oct was that the amazing ladies from the Living Memory Group want to start up a completely new group with new members and will donate all their website content (A LOT) to the new group! Amazing. It's so great to think that the Raising the Bar project has inspired a new group to form.
At the end of October I did a 'follow up visit' for one of the local primary schools - the teacher wanted a Victorian tour of Cumnock. It was a great success - the kids orientated themselves in the OS 1st Edn map far better than the teachers & helpers managed to. They also spent time in the Square using old photos to work out where the photographer stood and how the views had changed.
We also had planning meetings for the Community Heritage Conference happening in November - I was working with the Skills for the Future Trainees at RCAHMS to organise a photo competition. The entries started trickling in throughout October. The theme was "Heritage for the Heart" - something I totally believe in - Heritage is good for you!