December 10 2013 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Monday, September 16, 2013
Ellen Owen, the museum’s projects manager, speaks about its reminiscence group.
“Havering Museum has been running the reminiscence group for three years now and it has grown in number.
“The purpose of the group is to gather and share memories on local and national topics like World War One and the Battle of Britain.
“A programme is published quarterly showing the topics which will be covered and local people then turn up to the events and share their stories.
“Many share their pictures a few days before the events and PowerPoint presentations are then created so everyone can see them.
Where: Havering Museum
When: 1.30-3.30pm on Fridays
Contact: Projects manager Ellen Owen. Call the museum on 01708 766571 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
“On occasion, people bring in wonderful and rare memorabilia for everyone to see.
“All events and new people receive a warm welcome. Each topic is very different and varied and everyone has a great time meeting people and sharing stories.
“Topics coming up are family tree and ancestors, the 1950s, Havering’s archaeological finds and the changing face of the police force.
“A programme can be obtained from the museum, its website or libraries. Knowledge gathered from these events is also used to help educate young visitors to the museum.
“Refreshments are provided at the sessions, which cost £3 each, and there is no need to book - just turn up and be prepared to have fun.”
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