Appeal to be part of history

Richard Burton and Adam Strickson
Richard Burton and Adam Strickson

A history group is appealing to members of the public to come forward and take part in an online living history timeline from over the past 900 years in Bridlington.

Great Bridlington, The People’s History, ran between Priory 900 and East Riding of Yorkshire Council Renaissance Bridlington, is hoping for help with the last 90 years and beyond so it is a chance for the public to make history.

Project coordinator and writer, Adam Strickson, said: “We have had some great feedback on the project so far with people taking advantage of the story cards in the libraries in Bridlington.

“We have had a number of interesting stories including the bombing of Bridlington in World War Two and the history into the sweet shop on Brett Street.”

The website’s online timetable is hoping to be a useful resource for years to come.

Perhaps you have a chronicle of Carnaby? An ‘orrid tale of the Old Town? Was your granny the hockey hero of Bridlington, or the second servant at Sewerby? Where were you when the splendiferous new Spa opened?

Whether you’re an expert or have personal memories, the project would love you to write down a story on a story card and, if you’d like to, do a drawing or share a photo. Deadline for the card entries is the 6 January 2015 with the website hoping to be up and running by mid February 2015.

You can pick up a story card at Bridlington Library, North Bridlington Library or the reception desk at the Town Hall. You can also email Adam Strickson on adam_writer@btinternet.com who will arrange to visit you or your group.