“Our Place” is a Big Lottery funded initiative, whose aim is to build stronger connections and relationships in Camelon, empowering local people and organisations to lead on projects that will make a big difference to the neighbourhood. We’d like to highlight a fantastic Our Place event at the end of September which prominently featured some of FDAMH’s people and was coordinated by community development worker, Dave Park.
FDAMH service user and Pink 2:2 Media Group member Janet Crawford was one of the main organisers for the event, helped by fellow Pink 2:2 group members Graham Findlay, Gordon Brown and Jenny Gilmour. Graham and Gordon helped to create the slideshows of old photos and the audio recordings of peoples memories of Camelon. Jenny performed an off the cuff, humourous talk on her memories of “a childhood in Camelon” that had everyone laughing. Janet herself performed some poetry readings for the audience.
The Event exhibited some very old photos of Camelon families, some old street plans of Camelon, a photo competition and live performance and music from a variety of Camelon favourites. Historian Ian Scott gave a fascinating account of Camelon through the ages and even dispelled the myth that Camelon was the setting for Camelot!
FDAMH had a stall at the event, promoting our work and selling the Women’s groups Bonnie Buttons creations. We’d like to congratulate Janet on her hard work to put together such a comprehensive event and our thanks go to Graeme, Gordon and our very own “Mariner” Jenny Gilmour.
05/11/2015 at 8:12 pm