Plans for the launch of Penderry’s first Community Museum at Gwalia’s 104 Community House in Broughton Avenue are gaining momentum. Display cabinets have arrived on site, the facebook group is sharing lots of local knowledge about the area, invitations have been sent to all members of the facebook group and parents in three local primary schools.
Gwent and Glamorgan Archaeological Trust is starting a project with SPARK’s youth group, creating 3D images from local plans and photographs. Three primary schools; Cadle, Portmead and Blaenymaes are creating time capsules, learning about the jobs people do in museums and learning about interviewing and recording so that they can take over the launch on 12 November as part of a UK-wide initiative called ‘Kids in Museums-Taking over Day’ http://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/takingoverday/ .
Penderry’s Community Connector will transport residents from Plas Melyn to the event so that they can record their memories. Everyone is invited to bring photographs, artefacts and documents, for donation or loan - the People’s Story has donated a scanner and printer so that copies of loan items can be made on the day and the originals returned to their owners. Glamorgan Archives is bringing historic maps of the area so that we can uncover its hidden history and is working alongside the schools to plot their progress and create banners to share what they have been doing, as part of Swansea’s Creative Partnership. Communities First is supplying refreshments so come long for a cuppa and a chat. We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in setting up and running the museum, so come and find out more. Bring along your artefacts and your memories – everyone is welcome!