This Heritage Lottery Funded MarketPlace project worked with residents in March, Wisbech, Mildenhall and Branson 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 Jessican Johnston encouraged local residents to tell their stories from 'back in the day' and dig our their musical memorabilia. Memories were stimulated through 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 many wonderful baby-boomers who shared their stories to create the Talkin' Bout My Generation touring exhibition, film, oral histories and online 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 MarketPlace, 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.
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