Hillsborough Parkive

Between April and September 2021 we built a community-generated archive for the park, for and with local people in Hillsborough. We collected memories, stories, images and research from local people and city archives, including commissioning a Story Swap Cafe led by The Bare Project, and working with historian Teresa Ward to build a history timeline for the park. We worked with over 600 people through a range of creative heritage activities in S6, plus physical and digital ‘memory postboxes’.

The future for the archive may include the development of a Hillsborough People’s Museum.

The project was commissioned by Age UK Sheffield as part of their development of the old coach house in the park, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the University of Sheffield. Permanent information boards about the project are displayed in the newly developed buildings.

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