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I first started work on this project when pregnant in 2014. My daughter’s now 3 and we’ve finally finished – in style! It’s been a pleasure working with colleagues Harriet Morgan-Shami, Cath Ford and Shonagh Short as well as members of the Crafty Lasses art group at St Chad’s. (I do hope they find momentum and funding to carry on as they’re such a creative and dedicated bunch.)  You can see the fruits of our labour in an exhibition at Limehurst Library which travels to Gallery Oldham in May. You can also listen to memories of Daisy Nook, Hollinwood and Limehurst by visiting Oldham Local Studies Library where our 15 oral history interviews have been archived.

Listening to the recollections of others brought back personal memories of my own as well as the rediscovery of a long lost photograph of me with my Mum and Dad on a boat at Crime Lake in the early 1980s. I enjoyed the chance to reminisce and will be sure to take a trip to Daisy Nook again next time the sun is shining.

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I was recently involved in some audience development work for Gallery Oldham, helping to inspire new audiences for their natural history collection. I particularly enjoyed creating an eye-catching flyer to encourage people with no prior interest in the subject to attend regular discussion sessions.