On Thursday we were delighted to welcome the ladies from Edward Street Muslim Day Centre to the Museum & Art Gallery for afternoon tea and mark an important event.
The ladies have been working with the Museum collections and professional print artist Tracey Watson to create some stunning designs for a new Museum tea towel.
The ‘Mapping Memories’ designs are inspired by remembered buildings, landmarks and features from the borough by the ladies who are all first generation migrants to the area.
Identifying and remembering these local buildings unlocked many stories and anecdotes about migration to the borough in the 1960’s and 1970’s together with fond memories of long demolished buildings. Hands up who remembers the Palace Cinema on Queens Road?
Thank you to Maarya Johnson, Tracey Watson and all the ladies and helpers from the Centre for making the ‘Mapping Memories’ project a big success.