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Appeal for memories from 60s Stratford for Escape exhibition

Stratford Editorial 18th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

MEMORIES of radical politics, the threat of nuclear war and the rise of the teenager are wanted.

Escape Arts are creating an exhibition for the summer about the changing times of the 1960s and where popular places for teens in Stratford were – from record shops to coffee bars and dance halls.

People are encouraged to share their teenage memories and memorabilia at a drop in session on Thursday (March 24) from 10am to 4pm at the Old Slaughterhouse off Sheep Street.

Heritage project coordinator Anne Forgan said: “We hope that local people will come along and maybe bring along some photographs and mementos to tell us their stories of Stratford in the Sixties.

“We hope to record their memories using video and photography, to build a digital archive for use in the exhibition and for further research.”

People who can’t make it to the drop in event an contact Anne at anneforgan@escapearts.org.uk or 0777 0674552.

Visit www.escapearts.org.uk for further details.