Creative writing group commemorates North Lincolnshire’s history

A creative writing group that meets at North Lincolnshire Museum will be doing readings from the stories they have collected at a number of events.

Wednesday, 8th October 2014, 2:22 pm
North Lincolnshire Councillor John Briggs pictured with copies of the Yellow Pages which are to be recycled. Picture by David Haber

The Life Story group meets every Friday at the Museum between 10.15am and 12pm. They are always looking for new people to join their group.

Advice and guidelines are given on what to write about and how to make it a good read at the sessions. If you have a flair for writing or would like to write your life story or commemorate Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire’s history then join in. Although a lot of hard work is done the meetings are sociable and easy-going.

Apart from creating personal memories, the group’s writing also produces a social history of change; particularly in the Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire area.

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Last year the group produced a booklet called ‘Passion at the Pavilion’ that reencountered many aspects of life in the 40s and 50s including a visit to the old Pavilion cinema to which the title refers.

The Life Story group has now completed a second booklet on memories of working life.

The group will be holding ‘Evenings with creative writers’ at North Lincolnshire Museum where they will perform a range of creative writing and poetry work.

Everyone is invited to go along to an ‘Evening with creative writers’ at North Lincolnshire Museum on:

A remembered world of work - Thursday 9 October from 6pm to 8pm

Lincolnshire at war – Thursday 13 November from 6pm to 8pm

Christmas comes but once a year – Thursday 11 December from 6pm to 8pm

All evening events are free and there is no need to book, just turn up. For more information call the Museum on 01724 843533.

Councillor John Briggs, cabinet member for asset management, culture and housing, said: “The creative writing sessions with the Life Story group are always very popular at the Museum. The booklets they have created are wonderful and they really capture the history of Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire in a fantastic way. If you are interested in creative writing or would like to listen to the group’s recollections of the area go along to the evening events. The group is always looking for new people to join them, so if you would like to have a go at creative writing pop along to the next session.”