Michellebullivant.com is now a partner in the new BBC High Street History Project, along with Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (CALH) & Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN).
This is all to link in with the brilliant BBC One 6-part series Turn Back Time -The High Street, which started on 2nd November (you can catch up on BBC I-Player) which takes a group of shop keeping families back in time to experience live and work in shops on the High Street from Victorian Britain through to the 1970's.
We are all very excited to bring you the news about this new partnership, what it will mean to you in the communities around Cambridgeshire and how you can take part!
Some of things that you can get involved in:
1st-19th December 2010 Libraries around Cambridgeshire will be joining up with Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) to bring you interactive Memory Walls. You will be able to come along and add your memories of High Streets and shops in and around Cambridgeshire to the Memory Walls during the 1st -19th December. The Memory Walls will be up in the participating libraries and you can bring along things like your old pictures, written tales, old receipts and you can even just turn up and take part in recorded interviews! Keep an eye on this blog spot and My Diary Highlights for information and details of when events are being held and watch out for news and info on BBC Radio Cambs, the local newspapers, the BBC website and leaflets coming soon!
If you have memories, pictures etc. that you would like to give about any Cambridgeshire High Street or shops but cannot get to one of the libraries or have memories but don’t want to put them on a memory wall, just Contact Me or give me a ring on 07999 853907 and I will make alternative arrangements to collect your memories for you :)
Cambridgeshire Association for Local History: www.calh.org.uk
Will be offering guided walks/tours linked to High Street History also History of the High Street Workshops.
As dates for linked events and memory collections are made I will post them on My Diary Highlights in RED so that you can go along and take part!
For further information Contact Me or give me a ring on 07999 853907
Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network www.ccan.co.uk
Is working with Cambridgeshire Libraries to collect High Street memories and photographs – again as dates for linked events and memory collections are made I will post them on My Diary Highlights in RED so that you can go along and take part!
For further information Contact Me or give me a ring on 07999 853907
Wow - we have been very busy! Lots of new photos, stories, memories and archives have been going on to the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) and we've been busy working in partnership with the BBC for an exciting new project History on the High Street (which you can read more about in the blog above!) Many exciting things happening at CCAN and as of January our regular public workshops will start so that you can all come along and find out more - Watch this blog spot and My Diary Highlights for details coming soon :)
In the meantime why not take a look at the CCAN website and get started (you can also find out more about CCAN on the Cambs Association for Local History website - just click HERE
Options for you to donate your memories, old photos, written tales etc.
There are many ways that you can contribute to the Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN).
I had a lovely time meeting up with one of our Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network (CCAN) archive groups this week. The Romany Archive is run through the Romany Theatre Group and they are going to be adding some more great stuff - as with all our CCAN groups and people who want to get involved with CCAN - Cambridgeshire largest community run archives website- we give free training, advice and care - from audio training, how to do oral history, publishing archives and written work, looking after old photos etc. etc.
As of 2011 we will continue to come and visit groups and people interested, for free, but we will also be running regular free workshops where you can come along with your memories, interest and old photos and find out more - Look out for news, dates and locations coming soon!!!
Last Saturday I went to our Cambridgeshire Association for Local History (CALH) public meeting where on of our great committee members - Tony Kirby - gave a fantastic talk all about transport in Cambs from 1900 - 2010. The meeting room was packed out and the talk was just brilliant :) It is so nice to see so many people interested and involved with their local history. At every CALH public meeting we have a speaker, refreshments, a book stall, a raffle and the committee (which includes some of the best local history contacts in the county) are about to answer questions and give advice. We also have a display giving out information, news and leaflets etc. So why not come along to our next meeting!
Saturday 4th December 2010 - the speaker will be Deana Hudson and she'll be giving us a talk entitled
The Mistress, her Maid and the Men in their Lives:
A humorous look at the mid 1850-1900s and ladies underwear and clothing.
You won't want to miss that !!! :)
Plus our new project where we have partnered with the BBC and the programme 'High Street History' is up and running - We inivite you to come along to our December meeting and bring along any memories, old pictures, old receipts etc. of High Streets and shop in and around Cambridgeshire. We will give you free advice on your archives and we'll be creating Memory Walls and all kinds of great things - so please do get involved :)
We had a great time at the Cambridge University Arms Hotel taking part in the CAMPOD exclusive pamper evening last week, I did several makeovers and we enjoyed meeting all the lovely people and as always making money for charity! We don’t ever just stick to one charity but help out many Cambridgeshire and national charities at every opportunity we get – if you would like to raise some funds or suggest a particular charity to us them please do get in touch and we’d be more than happy to help :)
Great news for our Cherry Hinton Local History Society as we have received a grant to get some new equipment which includes a hearing loop system for the local Church Centre and a portable system which can be used by other groups too! Well done to Mo and the committee for all their hard work!
We had a lovely time at The Holiday Inn in Oxford for our Mary Kay, Go Give Area training on the 30th October. It was a great chance to catch up with all the fantastic Mary Kay ladies, get some great make-up, product and business training!
If you would like to find out more about doing Mary Kay as a part time or full time job then just take a look at my career opportunities page and get in touch!
My friend Audrie Reed organised the most fantastic fashion show which took place last week. It was for the Cambridge based charity Village Outreach Society to create fundraising to provide a health and vaccine programme to an indigenous tribe in Tamil Nadu, S. India. These families survive by scavenging anything they can recycle and sell from the city dump.
Anglia Ruskin University 2nd year design students created new fashions from recycled clothing and their outfits were auctioned off. There were also some great exhibits, including dresses made from plastic bags and tea-bags and a map of the world created out of rubbish from different countries. The event was also held in conjunction with Cambridge University Festival of Ideas.
My sisters, my daughter and I did the makeup for the models and we had great fun going a bit wild with over-the-top cat walk makeup, I can’t wait to see the pictures, as soon as get some through I’ll post them on here
Well done to Audrie for organising such a fantastic event.
I had a fantastic couple of days in Norfolk helping out with a filming project run by Media Projects East and my lovely friend and super historian Neil Storey. I used my wonderful and adaptable Mary Kay makeup products to makeup a couple of farmers, a landlord, a couple of knights and a Saracen…and not forgetting the blood splattered arm on the beach!! I also got to muck in as a sound person and photographer which was fun – I should think they have regretted given me the camera though as I love taking pictures and probably took far too many ;)
On the second day of filming I got my first ever trip on the broads as we sailed around in a Norfolk Wherry boat that was about 95 years old and stunning.
It was really good fun and rewarding and I can’t wait to see the finished product which will be screened on Dec 1st in Norwich.
Landscape Archaeologist, Local Historian & Mobile Makeup Artist