21st Oct, 2016

Town hall bid to snap a century in pictures

Evesham Editorial 26th Jun, 2014 Updated: 24 hours ago

COUNCIL chiefs hope to capture life in the Vale over the past century and breathe new life into a tired part of Evesham’s Town Hall with an ambitious new project.

Evesham Town Council is asking residents to dig out their old photos and play their part in the Evesham Town Hall Photo Project.

Staff hope to revitalise the windows of the ground floor of the town hall, the former PJ’s Bar, with an exhibition of life in Evesham and the Vale and have been granted permission from the owners of the ground floor for the display.

The best submissions will be blown up and put on long term display and hopefully create a timeline of life in the town over the past 100 years to entertain residents and visitors alike.

Town council bosses also hope the project will help in the bid to draw more people into Evesham to see what the area has to offer.

And as this year marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, organisers would be especially keen to see any images which give a snapshot of life in the Vale during the conflict.

From how Evesham came together during the conflict to local soldiers getting ready to leave for the frontline right up to images of the town this year, the project is open to everyone.

Organisers hope to see as many pictures as possible which would be of interest to the whole community.

Town Mayor, Coun Charlie Homer, said: “This exciting project will not only reinvigorate the ground floor of one of the town’s

most prominent buildings, but it will also be a poignant way of marking the start of the First World War in 1914.

“In addition it will celebrate 100 years of Evesham in photos. This project has got Evesham residents at its core and we are really looking forward to seeing what photos they have and putting them on display.” he added.

Photos can be submitted electronically by e-mail to townclerk@eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk or uploading them to the Facebook group ‘Photos and Memories of Days Past in Evesham’.

Alternatively, hard copies can be dropped off at the Town Council offices at the Contact Centre on Abbey Road and will be returned.

Visit www.eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk/community-photos-project to read the terms and conditions