Changing Spaces: One building, 1000 years
We’re working on an exciting new project with Richmond branch of U3A (University of the Third Age) to bring together the stories of the people who’ve lived, worked and worshipped in the town’s Trinity Church.
The home of The Green Howards Museum since 1973, there’s been a church on this site since the mid 12th century. It’s thought it was first built for use by soldiers, as it was within the walls of the castle’s original bailey.
Whilst the history of the building, which sits at the centre of the market place, is well documented, the sixth month long project will see keen local historians researching the lives of the people connected to it, including a butcher, a saddler a bellman and the town crier.
Community Liaison Officer, Virginia Arrowsmith is working with the volunteers to delve deeper into the story using fascinating sources , such as census information, historic maps and photographs, as well oral accounts from older members of the community with memories of the area around the market place dating back to the late 1920’s.
The research and material collected for the Changing Spaces project will form the next special exhibition at the museum in mid May.
If you have any memories or information that you think might benefit the project, please contact Virginia.
Read the Changing Spaces press release.
Community Liaison Officer