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Share Armed Forces Memories in East Riding

Share Armed Forces Memories in East Riding

Published by Jon Burke at 6:31am 1st November 2019.

In the lead up to Remembrance Day 2019, East Riding Libraries want to raise awareness of the military community in the area and are hoping to share stories from military personnel past and present on their website and social media channels.

Until Friday, 15 November, there will be opportunities at various East Riding Libraries to tell a short story in person or online about time in the military.

It can be from those who served, those who are still serving, partners, children, extended family, or family history.

It could be just a picture and a short story of someone’s medals.

Digital services officer (libraries) at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Gary Smith, said:

“Whether you are currently serving, a veteran, a friend or family member, please come along, pull up a sandbag and tell us your story. No topic is out of bounds; both funny and serious are most welcome.”

The sessions will use the ‘Chatter and Natter’ tables as drop-in and chat sessions in libraries, and will be held at:

Friday, 1 November
North Bridlington Library

Friday, 1 November
Flamborough Library
Monday, 11 November
Bridlington Library

Portfolioholder for tourism, culture and leisure at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Shaun Horton, said:

“This is a wonderful initiative from our libraries team, and I really hope that lots of people will want to get involved, and share their amazing stories and memories.”

Gary Smith added:

“If there is enough content at the end of the project, we will consider collating it into a booklet and making it freely available as an eBook download.”

Stories and images can be submitted online at until Friday, 15 November.     


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