Celebrating 200 Years of Neston Female Society's Ladies Club Day
WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK
What did you think of the Anthem? The Bunting? The Exhibition? The Flower Stave Workshops? The Brochure? We are putting together a report for our funders - your feedback would be very helpful. It may even help us secure funding for future community projects. If you have any comments you would like to share, please email email@example.com. Thank you!
About The Heritage Project
Community groups, local organisations, schools and local authorities joined forces with Neston Female Society to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Neston Ladies (Club) Day in 2014.
The Walk took place on Thursday 5th June. In the run-up to this auspicious occasion, Hip & Harmony CIC co-ordinated a Heritage Project that sought to involve anyone in the local community who wished to take part.
In addition to the creation of this website, there is a Commemorative Brochure, an Anthem written and recorded by local children, new Bunting for the town centre using designs by school children, a Play - A Walk Through Time - written and performed by Neston Players, a Reminiscence and Research project leading to an Exhibition in the town centre and Flower Stave workshops.
There are links to all the project elements below and via the menu above - thank you to everyone for joining in to celebrate and ensure the continuation of this centuries old, unique tradition.
Report of the day from Chester Chronicle - http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/neston--200th-anniversary-ladies-7244083
Report of the day from Liverpool Echo - http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/here-come-girls---historic-7226110
Report of the day from Wirral News - http://www.wirralnews.co.uk/news/nostalgia/neston-female-society-wirral-celebrated-7244922
Finishing touches as Neston gets ready for the big day - Article on AboutMyArea Neston here.
Neston Ladies Club Exhibition launches amidst laughter and tears. Article on AboutMyArea Neston here.
Superb reviews coming in for Neston Players' 'A Walk Through Time' - on AboutMyArea here.
Video for 'It's Ladies Day' - the Heritage Project Anthem - now added to AboutMyArea Neston. Click here.
We're in the news again! Thank you Wirral Globe: http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11240425.Neston_prepares_for_200th_anniversary_of_Ladies_Day_walk/?ref=nt
Heritage Project Update - latest news on the Anthem, Bunting, Brochure, Exhibition and more,, can be found on AboutMyArea Neston here.
We're in the news again! Thank you Wirral News :
Flower Stave Workshop - Wednesday 4th June at Neston Town Hall. CAN Group, with Neston Female Society, will teach you how to make your own flower stave in the traditional way. Places are limited and must be booked by Wednesday May 27th. Details here.
13.5.2014 - Wristbands are ON SALE NOW. Details here.
How to take part in this year's Neston Ladies Day procession (wristbands MUST be obtained for all children wishing to take part). Details here.
Could YOU be a descendant of one of the original members of Neston Female Friendly Society? We would love to hear from you. Find out more here.
Select this link for News from week commencing 27 March 2014 - opens a page on AboutMyArea Neston
Tickets now on sale for Neston Players' 'A Walk Through Time (1814-2014) Details here.
We're in the News: Chester Chronicle
We're in the News: Wirral News
Select this link for News from week commencing 10 March 2014 - opens a page on AboutMyArea Neston
Uncovering the past...
Information and materials unearthed in the reminiscence project have now been put together as an Exhibition, on at Neston Library until the end of July.
Neston Players present....'A Walk Through Time (1814-2014)'
A play written and performed by Neston Players, was presented at Neston Civic Hall
from Wednesday 28 to Saturday 31 May 2014.
A song to commemorate the 200th Anniversary has been composed and recorded during
workshops at local schools and is on sale to the public.
CAN Group have co-ordinated workshops in local schools to create 100 designs for pennants for new bunting for the town centre this Summer and for years to come.
An A4 glossy brochure contains photos, memories, local writing and news reports from over the years.
It is now on sale at Tracey's Food Hall, The Brown Horse, Neston Library and NCYC.
Flower Stave Workshops
Working closely with Neston Female Society, CAN Group has been running workshops to show members of the public how to make their own staves using traditions handed down over generations.