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Help Preserve North Yorkshire’s Seaside Heritage

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Locals with an interest in the history of the seaside are being asked to contribute to a nationwide project initiated by Scarborough Museums Trust.

The Seaside Heritage Project aims to link coastal museums around the country to help develop their collections around this theme.

Funded via the Museums Association by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, which aims to broaden access to, and use of, museum collections, the project is headed in Scarborough by Seaside Heritage Project Officer Esther Graham, who says:

"We need people who are interested in participating in a focus group. This will be a session led by an oral historian and the aim to is get eight to ten people to discuss some key topics relating to the heritage of Scarborough and Filey. We’d like to talk to people who have lived in Scarborough for a number of years, and not necessarily those who may have an interest in history."

"The sessions will provide key information in the development of our research into seaside heritage and what it means to people in the towns, and will in turn will inform the Trust’s new collections development policy, helping us to identify what people think we should be collecting, and where the gaps are."

The sessions will be led by Tracey Craggs, a member of the Oral History Society, and will take place at Filey Museum on Thursday 15 October, from 10am to 12.30pm, and at Scarborough Art Gallery on Monday 19 October from 11am to 1.30pm.

Tracey will also lead a third session at Southend’s Beecroft Art Gallery on Wednesday 28 October between 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Anyone interested in taking part is asked to contact Esther Graham on 01723 384515 or

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