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Hunstanton memories project goes live at The Lookout

John Maiden, Roger Partridge, Steph Durham, Mary Riches, Les Trundley, Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds & Di Mapplebeck with the U Turn box at the Lookout, Hunstanton.

Published: Thursday, 11th July 2019

A new intergenerational project was launched at The Lookout in Esplanade Gardens in Hunstanton on Wednesday 10 July.

Hunstanton Primary School children interviewed residents of Driftwood House Care Home in Hunstanton about their memories of the town. Videos and digital recordings have then been edited by the students at the College of West Anglia.

Working with the local civic society, the children asked questions around topics including the pier, railway, soap box derby, bandstand, the flood, St Edmunds Ruins and Esplanade Gardens.

Hunstanton Heritage Gardens have overseen this project, which is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Audio recordings will play from a U Turn box situated at the Lookout. There is also a visual version available to see, with old pictures and postcards of the town, in the Heritage Centre.

Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and portfolio holder for culture, heritage and health said: "This project has brought together different generations in the town. I’m delighted to be launching this at The Lookout and am keen to wind up the U Turn box and listen to memories and momentous occasions in Hunstanton’s history."

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