Take a trip down memory lane in Old Glossop

Do you have memories or stories of life in Old Glossop? If so, the Borough Council wants to hear from you as part of a project to develop a heritage trail in the town.

We’d love to hear from anyone with living memories of life up to the mid-20th century or with knowledge of Glossop’s past.  The voices and stories captured will be used to develop an audio trail as part of the Old Glossop Heritage Trail.

High Peak Borough Council has appointed the award-winning company Audio Trails to develop the official heritage trail for Old Glossop to encourage people to explore, investigate, discuss and think about what is unique and important about the town’s history.

It will reveal how Old Glossop evolved with a strong focus on the period from the 1780s when the needs of the cotton producing industry matched the climate of the area and, at the suggestion of key community groups, include information about surviving landmarks such as the Manor House grounds, mills and churches and chapels.

Designed to appeal to children and adults, the trail is a family-friendly learning activity which will also help support local businesses by encouraging repeated visits to the area by both Glossopdale residents and visitors.

Councillor Godfrey Claff, executive member for regeneration at High Peak Borough Council, said: “This is such an exciting project which brings together the knowledge and enthusiasm of local people and organisations with the professionalism and experience of Audio Trails to create something which showcases Old Glossop’s rich history and supports today’s economy.

“But what will really bring it to life are the memories of the people who have lived in, and loved, the area. That’s why we’re seeking volunteers who know Old Glossop’s stories, either because they’ve experienced them first hand or because they’ve been passed down through the generations, to share them and get involved in a project that will ensure these precious memories remain alive for future generations.”

As well as the audio element, the trail will be activity based and use QR codes displayed on panels linked to information on a website with images and audio relating to particular sites and points of interest. A printed leaflet will also be available for people unable to access the trail digitally.

If you have stories and memories to share, please contact Sarah Porru on 0845 129 7777 or email her at sarah.porru@highpeak.gov.uk

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HPBC Media Release Contact: Carolyn Sanders – Media Relations Manager

Press Office: 0845 129 7777 ext 4691 or 07595 270937

Email: carolyn.sanders@highpeak.gov.uk

Web:  www.highpeak.gov.uk

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