This  Heritage  Lottery  Funded  Market Place  project  worked  with  residents  in  March,  Wisbech,  Mildenhall  and  Brandon  in  2018,  to  record  teenage  musical  memories  from  the  1960s,  70s  and  80s. Project  co-ordinator  and  designer  Hilary  Cox  Condron  and  pop-culture  archivist  Jessica  Johnston  encouraged  local  residents  to  tell  their  stories  from  ‘back  in  the  day’  and  dig  out  their  musical  memorabilia.  Memories  were  stimulated  though  music,  social  media,  photographs  and  pop-up  memory  cafes.  Oral historians  were  trained  by  Shelley  Lockwood.  Hilary,  Jess  and  film-maker,  Dan  Donovan,  collaborated  and  colluded  with  local  historians,  museums,  venues,  music  enthusiasts  and  the  many  wonderful  baby-boomers  who  shared  their  stories  to  create  the  Talkin’ Bout  My  Generation  touring  exhibition,  film,  oral  histories  and  on-line  archive  –  as  well  as  a publication  –  to  preserve,  celebrate  and  share  this  rich  musical  history  of  the  Brecks  and  Fenland.  

This  Heritage  Lottery  Fund  project  was  inspired  by  and  is  the  result  of  the  partnerships  developed  through  Market  Place,  a  Creative  People  and  Places  arts  engagement  programme  for  Fenland  and  Forest  Heath,  funded  by  Arts  Council  England  for  which  Babylon  ARTS  is  the  lead  Consortium  partner.

Huge thank you to all those that have made this project such a success, and to the many wonderful residents and baby boomers who have talked about their memories and brought this musical history to life. 

For more information and to add your own memories, please visit:

www.mygeneration.ccan.co.uk

We are seeking funding to deliver a second phase of this project.

The many, many wonderful residents and baby boomers who have talked about

their generations and brought this musical history to life.

The many, many wonderful residents and baby boomers who have talked about

their generations and brought this musical history to life.

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