We want your memories!

Do you remember watching wrestling at Aberporth village hall in the 1970s? Taking part in community celebrations? School shows?

In that case bring your memories to the village hall on the afternoon of Sunday, April 26.

The village hall charity – working with local history group Hanes Aberporth History – has received Heritage Lottery funding to document memories for its Village Hall for Generations project.

The project – which is a celebration of the 80 plus years the village hall has been a focal point of the community – aims to gather copies of pictures, tickets, programmes and other memorabilia to create professional display boards for the hall.

The project is also funding a film showcasing local memories (which is due to be screened early next year) plus equipment for scanning and storing pictures. A laptop, printer and scanner have been bought which will be kept for community use in the village hall. Volunteers are also working on transcribing the pile of fragile village hall minute books which date back to the late 1920s. Once transcribed these books will be available online for general community research and enjoyment. The originals will be sent for safekeeping to Ceredigion Archives.

Hall project officer Sue Lewis said: “We are hoping to gather as many community memories as possible. The hall has played a large part in community life and we want the display boards to reflect that.”

Volunteers will be on hand to listen to memories, scan photographs and take pictures of artefacts on Sunday, April 26 between 2pm and 5pm in Aberporth Village Hall. There will be free refreshments. Further scanning days are also planned for the rest of the year.

Picture: Hanes Aberporth History and village hall committee members Anne McCreary and Jackie Brown advertise the scanning day on April 26.