This year we’re pleased to announce that we’re taking archives and local history out across Explore’s branch libraries in our first ever Archives Roadshow.
We’re thrilled with our new archive service at Explore York but we know that for many of you, the local library is still the heart and soul of your community. That’s why Francesca and I will be touring all branch libraries during 2015, giving you a chance to discover more.
Expect to see shiny pop up banners and leaflets advertising the Gateway to History project and the Gateway to Your Archives training workshops; discover how to use the archive catalogue; see copies of items from our community archives; ask us all about the new archive service and share your local history stories with us.
But we’d like you to get involved as well. Throughout 2015 we’re asking you, What should York Remember? We want your thoughts on the people, places, events and memories that have shaped our city and the way we live.
We launched this event at Residents Festival in York Explore on 31st January and we got some facinating responses including ‘The remarkable lives of ordinary people’, ‘the smell of chocolate’ and ‘disability rights in York’. We had some truly inspirational discussions and even some children popped in to draw us a picture of York Minster!
If you’d like to have your say and learn more, the first 3 dates of the Roadshow are:
Tang Hall Library – 17th February 2015
Clifton Library – 25th February 2015
Acomb Library – 26th February 2015
Expect to see us at each branch library at least twice throughout 2015 and we’ll be advertising more dates throughout the year. Keep a look out for this eye catching poster in your local library to see when we’re next coming to you!
From April 2015, you’ll also get a chance to see our popular WW1 pop-up banner exhibition as it tours the branches. Its currently upstairs in the foyer at York Explore Library so if you’re popping in, take a look. Check with your local library over the coming months and discover when its coming to you.
We look forward to meeting you all as we travel around the city and discover what York should remember!
4 thoughts on “Coming soon to a library near you…”
I remember my father telling me about the night York was bombed, he told me about standing near the entrance to the station. He was watching the antiquated fire engine trying to put out the flames, he laughed every time he told the story. Because he said there was more water coming out of the sides of the hoses, than the nozzle. He would also tell of when my grandmother said, “Never mind son, those lousy Germans can’t stop us having a cup of tea”. She turned the one and only tap on in the kitchen, and there was no water. Either the water main had been hit, or something. My father said, “If a German had parachuted in our street, your grandmother would have murdered him”. They lived in Mount Ethrum, off Holgate road.Sorry about the spelling. Yours faithfully Mr Stuart Castle