Creating a permanent reminder of Henderson Hall's first 50 years

Creating a Permanent Reminder of Henderson Hall’s first 50 years: We need you to make it a happen!

Building on the success of this year’s events celebrating Henderson Hall’s 50th anniversary, the Henderson Hall Trust have applied for and been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. This grant will allow the community to create a permanent record of the physical and social  history of the Hall and its surrounds;  a reminder of the Hall’s valuable role of bringing people together and enriching community life.

The anniversary Working Group, made up of representatives from the Hall Committee, the Community Council and volunteers from the area, working alongside Jon Dixon, a local designer, are in the process of creating a record of the history of the Hall through a ‘Storyboard’. This will be permanently sited in the Hall and take the form of a narrative and graphic-themed timeline. Community consultation and discussion will take place over the next few months, with stories, records and photographs being collated and shared. A public meeting will then be held in February, with the official unveiling of the final version of the Storyboard taking place in April 2020.

In addition, an intergenerational Oral History project is planned which will bring the Storyboard to life by recording the memories and stories of those whose lives have been enriched through Henderson Hall. Volunteers from the community will be trained to make these recordings, supported with professional expertise.

To make this project successful we need your help! If you would like to get involved in any way: such as sharing your story, making a recording, helping with design, developing questionnaires, spreading the word within the community and encouraging others to get involved, we’d love to hear from you. 

Please contact Rhiannon Davies: rhiannon.aber@btinternet.com Tel: 676617 or

Donna Darbyshire donna@donnadarbyshire.co.uk Tel: 676304 

THANK YOU!