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Can you share Tatton memories?
12:30pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
TATTON Park is looking for people who have stories and memories of the estate to assist with a new research project called Memorymaker.
Supported by the Tatton Park Charitable Trust, these stories will form the basis of research to be used by the park to enhance the experience of future generations of visitors.
Tatton Park, the property of the Egerton family until it was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1958, holds a multitude of personal stories which are wrapped up in the estate, its history and physical landscape of the property.
The project is interested in hearing personal stories, memories and life experiences about Tatton Park, as well as stories and connections relating to Tatton’s painting collection and its history with the Manchester Ship Canal.
In August and September Memorymaker project manager Debbie Chan will be working with a dedicated team of research volunteers to capture your stories.
Debbie said: “What one person thinks is a mundane story will be a fascinating story for someone else so don’t rule out your memories.
“Just imagine how interesting they will be to people living in 100 or 1,000 years’ time.
“We are particularly interested to hear the stories of people who once worked at Tatton.
“So if you or a friend or relative once did, and want to share your memories, please get in touch.
“We are also keen to speak with people who have an ancestor who helped construct or were connected to the Manchester Ship Canal as well as anyone with a personal connection to or story about the paintings currently exhibited in Tatton’s Mansion.”
Tatton’s team of volunteers will collect the stories and contributors may be invited to Tatton Park to record their story for Tatton’s oral histories archive.
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