1930a Pre War Newport Carnival - Courtesy Of Brian Greening

COMMUNITY COUNCIL LAUNCHES LIVING HISTORY MOBILE WEBSITE ABOUT NEWPORT

Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council (NCCC) has launched a Living History website that enables users to hear oral accounts from Newport residents about what life was like growing up in the town.

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the website www.historicalnewport.org (only accessible on smartphone) offers a variety of themed walking trails with accompanying photographs so users can see how buildings once looked.  Late local historian Brian Greening donated numerous photographs and stories to the project.

Working with InspirEd and the Isle of Wight Heritage Service, students from Barton Primary School were trained on how to carry out ‘reminiscence’ sessions using museum artefacts, interview local residents and record their oral histories as part of the project.

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Councillor Shirley Smart, Chair of NCCC, has said:

“With the delays due to COVID, I’m pleased that we are finally able to launch the website.  Appreciation goes to all of those that made it possible from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, those who gave their fascinating oral histories of their memories, to the late Brian Greening who contributed so many of his wonderful photographs.”

Memories can be added to the website over time so if you or someone you know has a memory or photographs which would be suitable for the project, contact NCCC by emailing [email protected] or telephoning 01983 559119.

Assistance will be available to anyone who would like to be shown how to use the website at Lord Louis Library on Thursday 11th August and Friday 12th August between 10:00-12:00.

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Martin Shoebridge
Martin Shoebridge
5 days ago

Really? I took a look on my PC and I get a message telling me I have to view it on my smart phone. Whos designed this?

YJC
YJC
5 days ago

Why only on smartphone????

Alan Rowe
Alan Rowe
3 days ago

Sounds like a very interesting project, but, a website you can’t access on a PC? … why would you make such a thing? I guess people will have to go along to the ‘how to use the website’ session at the library!

TonyO
TonyO
3 days ago

It can be viewed on a PC by using Bluestacks, an Android emulator.

Last edited 3 days ago by TonyO
Bansko
Bansko
Reply to  TonyO
2 days ago

Eh? What? How? Excuse my techy ignorance but I’ve no idea what that is! Anyone else? Why create a website that might interest so many but make it hard to access? Seems rather daft to me.

 

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