Come along to this reminiscence event with the authors of the book Women’s Lives in the West End, published locally by the Riverside Community Health Project. Take this opportunity to share your memories and explore how women’s lives have changed using your own experiences. Some memories explored in the book include:
”And a trip used to go down to South Shields, and we used to spend a whole day, and there’s photographs all over the place of them all enjoying egg and spoon races on the beach, and them all plodging in the sea, and men in their suits (because men never went out without suit sand caps on their heads) all with their pants rolled up and plodging with their suits on.”
”Me mam used to make bread every day – fresh bread. She used to cook and put the stotties on the window sill outside. Never got pinched.”
”There was an air raid shelter in the back lane but nobody ever used it because it didn’t have a door on and then man used to use it for a toilet when they were coming out for work.”
The event takes place on Monday 13 September from 2pm – 4pm.
Places are limited so please book by phoning 0191 2774100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of the book will be available.