As part of its annual Heritage Open Days programme Heritage Lincolnshire worked with Grimsby & Cleethorpe Civic Society on an inter-generational **** history project to record local people's memories of World War Two.
Young people from the Nunsthorpe area of Grimsby interviewed older members of their community to record their memories of the war and how it affected people in Lincolnshire. With the help of community film company Focus 7 the participants worked to record, produce and edit this film, which now serves as an imported educational resource on life in wartime Lincolnshire.
"During the filming and making of war time stories I learnt that Lincolnshire played a vital role in the war. I have met people that lived and fought in the war times. I feel that these people have inspired me to look into the heritage of Lincolnshire.
The experience of having people laugh and cry at a film you made is a buzz that's unexplainable." -Leam
The film was premiered at Grimsby Town Hall as part of Heritage Open Days 2010 where it was introduced by the Mayor.
We are indebted to English Heritage who funded the project, the interviewers Daisy, William, Jacob and Leam, and of course the interviewees who generously shared their time and memories.