Rawdon Community Library – Micklefield Park, New Road Side, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 10am – 1pm
A display and activities in the Community Library around the theme of ‘All Our Yesterdays’ which will encourage people in the local community to come to the library, bring their grandchildren, meet people, reminisce, and bring in objects or photos relating to their earlier lives. Facilitators will be on hand to chat and talk to visitors. Personal photos or written memories will be photocopied (with the owner’s consent) and kept in the library’s Local History Room with a selection also being sent to the Leeds Older People’s Forum. It will be advertised on Facebook, Wharfedale Observer, library website and Newsletter, and by leaflets. On Friday 1st October there will be an open house where anyone can come and join us for cakes and coffee, and have a go at some fun activities and quizzes related to All Our Yesterdays.
Table displays will include:
- Pre-decimal coins (and a quiz!),
- Food memories – from fish and chips and roasts to Turkish, Chinese, and Thai cuisine, and fast foods
- Children’s books then and now,
- Crafts (French knitting anyone?)
- Old gardening tools
- Local old transport photos
- Photos of old Leeds
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Rawdon-Community-Library-135484629854125/
Sumangal Group – Montague Burton day resource centre from 10.30 to 2.30pm
An event to share memories and stories. An opportunity for older people to share their stories with other people of first year memories in the UK. They can share about their first experience of everything in this country, their lifestyle when they had young families and their food recipes from their young lives.
We will also have a Bollywood dance activity and a laughter activity where older people can join or learn the dance.
Belle Isle Senior Action – 59 Club, 59 Belle Isle Circus, Belle Isle, Leeds LS10 3DU – 11.30am – 3pm
‘Belle Isle Senior Action’s Celebration Day’ – an afternoon of connections, reconnections, talks (suggestions include the impact of Covid on Older People, Bereavement Support and Digital Inclusion), film clips, refreshments and entertainment. Home packs also available for those not wanting to come to a public event and transport available too. The event is open to all aged 60+, new and existing members.
For more information, please contact Paul on 07748 218 014