Events and Talks
The Village Association organises occasional special events. We'd
like to hold more of these, so we're keen to hear your suggestions
Our First Special Event…
Jan Ashton's talk and slide show in
October 2007 was a great success, covering a whole year of
Troutbeck's wild flowers in stunning and detailed photography.
Our Memorable Second Event…
This informal afternoon 'get-together' was held in the Village
Institute in March 2009 to
share memories, photographs and memorabilia from Troutbeck's
past. Katharine Brown's report and photos are below…
afternoon had the air of a busy art gallery
or the filming of an episode of 'Going for a Song'.
At least 80 people passed through
the doors, and
soon everyone was chatting animatedly, looking at old photographs,
postcards, prints, paintings, books, manuscripts and other
People were trying to spot themselves in old
school photographs… May Queen gatherings… football team
photos… or snowy sledging scenes on Church Bridge
70 years ago.
'Guess the location' games also proved very popular, and there's
still lots of detective work to be done on many pictures.
was even a film of Holehird in 1938 (thanks to Ian Jones)
where one of our villagers recognised her grandfather!
Thanks to the Village Association Committee and
many others for searching out material, persuading people
to show their treasures, and setting
up the eye-catching displays.
A magnificent afternoon tea was provided too,
so thanks also to everyone behind the scenes in the kitchen or
who brought such delicious home baking.
We'd like to organise more events like these – and we're looking for
suggestions, ideas and volunteers! If you'd like to make a suggestion,
or would like to help, please click here.
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