Goole Civic Society is inviting people to share their memories of Goole

The society is collecting memories for a public history project which aims to tell Goole’s unique story to a wider audience and change people’s perceptions of the town.

It is inviting people to come to the pop-up shop in the Boothferry Road pedestrian precinct on Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17 to record their memories of Goole and its close connection with the water.

The video clips will be collated to form a digital archive for future generations. They will also feature in a short film the society is making about the town.

The project, entitled Reflections on Goole, is funded by East Riding Council 2017 Active Creative Grants, in support of Hull UK City of Culture 17. The film and other material from the project will feature in Goole’s Festival of Water in October, linked to Hull City of Culture.

Goole Civic Society Chair Margaret Hicks-Clarke, said: "This project is about celebrating the town where we live and changing people’s perceptions of Goole.

"We recently acquired a film made by Goole Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1964. It was fascinating to see how things had changed.
"We would like to think that in another 50 years, someone might watch our film and learn more about our great town."


To find out more about the project and see clips gathered so far, visit the society’s website http://www.goolecivicsociety.org.uk/memories-project/