Paganel Stories revisited

Its about a story on a big sheet of paper about

A display from the 2012 project, 'Paganel Stories', where interivews were creatively re-interpreted by children

A display from the 2012 project, ‘Paganel Stories’, where interviews children recorded were creatively re-interpreted

interviews…and turned it into poetry and performed it and practiced it and did it to music.  It’s basically a musical.

 

Audrey was a child who lived in Weoley Castle born in 1923 and was at school in the 1930s.  Philip is a ‘chatty kind man librarian by trade, dress very well his clothes were up to date, lived in a back to back , had a bath every day, a candy shop on his road so no money he saved’, so basically he was a child who liked going to a candy shop.

Isabelle’s favourite archive

The Explore Your Archive campaign, which is coordinated by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland), is now in its third year. This year the main launch week for the Explore Your Archive campaign will run from 14 to 22 November 2015.

Explored

 

 

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We’re Back! New Young Archivists team for Paganel Archives Raring to go

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting the 6 new young archivists from Paganel year 6 who have opted to take on the school archive for this coming year.

We had a lovely session familiarising ourselves with what’s in Paganel Archives and making a plan for this term. Most of the group seem to be keen to get cataloguing the outstanding material which is great!

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Ashfaq, already an experienced cataloguer, is up for interviewing local people for a new project to capture some more Weoley Castle local history. Definitely hope to be able to sort that out.  Visitors from Weoley Castle community group, earlier in the summer, were very keen to come back to the archives and share their stories with us.

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I also had a great conversation with Mr Philp about how to open up Paganel Archive material about the 2nd World War for next year’s 75th anniversary; our log books are a fascinating read about evacuation and air raids and VE day celebrations.  We also really want to go back to The National Archives with year 6 next summer and maybe take in Parliamentary Archives too!

It’s history we’re into but Paganel Archives After School Club certainly isn’t that!

Nikki (archive after school club facilitator)