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Raleigh Reminiscence Roadshow: report

The Raleigh Reminiscence Roadshow was held as part of the ‘Celebrate Cycling’ day held at the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus (formerly the site of the Raleigh and Sturmey-Archer factories). Despite a wet and windy start – which meant that some of the events had to move indoors – the day was well attended and the Roadshow proved to be extremely popular. A lot of archive material has already been gathered about Raleigh and the people who worked there. Photographs of the old factories and their employees were on display – visitors were asked if they could identify faces. Many former employees came forward to volunteer their memories (something to be followed-up in future projects) and visitors were asked how they would like to see the project moving forward; an area that is likely to be the subject of an ‘All Our Stories’ bid to HLF.

See the Celebrate Cycling and Releigh Reminiscence Roadshow Flickr photo gallery.

Posted on Friday 6th July 2012