Memories of The Waterfront

On 15th February, we were fortunate to be invited along to a special screening event of The Hold’s Digital Stories; a selection of fond tales of the Waterfront area, as told by local residents, and visualised with photographs and drawings relating to each individual memory. The project has been born from a collaboration with Suffolk Record Office, the University of Suffolk, Suffolk County Council, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Brought to life by Ipswich-based media company Chronicle Digital Storytelling, founder John Royle explained the concept behind why digital storytelling is the future of bringing records from the past, to the present: “Photographs don’t give a meaning to a story; adding a voice brings a new level,” he said, before explaining that compiling stories from the past is similar to prospecting for gold; you have to sift through a lot to find the real gold nuggets!

Here are some of the gold nuggets we were able to hear at the event, related directly to Waterfront living, industry and regeneration. 

 
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What aspects of the Waterfront area are YOU most fond of? Email media@waterfrontlife.co with your memories and stories, and one will be chosen to feature in next month’s issue!