Diary date! 6 December, West St neighbourhood digital history project launch!


Exciting news! 'The Rise and Fall of Two Towers' (RAFTT) - West St neighbourhood digital history project officially launches on 6 December with its first virtual meeting – get involved!

The RAFTT project has received Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery funding, distributed by the Heritage Fund UK as part of their Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.

The funding will help us work with local people and partners to create a digital history of the neighbourhood where the tower blocks now stand. This will be recorded for posterity on a dedicated website to be developed as part of the project.

Attend our online session to be held on Zoom and see how you can be part of this exciting community scheme:

  • Learn about opportunities to become a community historian and tell your stories of life in the neighbourhood.
  • Find out how you can develop digital skills
  • All welcome! No previous experience necessary. Full training will be provided
  • Performance by Oldham Coliseum
  • See the changing face of the West St area with Oldham’s Local Studies and Archives team

Register for the session via Eventbrite here.

To deliver the digital history project we are teaming up with local partners Oldham Coliseum, local community group OL1, Oldham Council’s Children’s and Young People’s Service, and research and development specialist, Geeks for Social Change – all of which bring a wealth of experience and passion for community development, digital inclusion and storytelling.

If you can't make it to the session on 6 December, but would like to get involved, please email us

Find out more about the RAFTT project.

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