Local History Group for Visually Impaired People Talk

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The local history group for visually impaired people, run by Lincs Inspire Library Service, will welcome Mike Kelly to Grimsby Town Hall on Thursday 14 April from 10 am-12pm for a talk about Saturday 1st July 1916.

Mr. Kelly’s talk will be fitting as 2016 marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in which so many men, including local men from “The Grimsby Chums”, lost their lives.

There is no charge for the event and refreshments are provided. New members are always welcome but the group is solely for people with a visual impairment.

The local history group for visually impaired people was set up as part of The Big History Project which was funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and ran for one year in 2011/2012.

The aim of the project was to make local history more accessible to people with a visual impairment. This included having popular local history material reproduced into large print and audio format, plus work in the community and the setting up of a local history group for visually impaired people.

The group continues to meet on a monthly basis, on the second Thursday of each month at Grimsby Town Hall. The group invites a different guest speaker each month and has had talks on a wide and diverse range of subjects including crime in Grimsby in the 1800s, the history of the local lifeboat service, local folk songs and poetry readings and the Lincolnshire dialect.

For more information please contact Jennie Cartwright on (01472) 323615.

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