QueenSpark books seeking stories from the ‘Outskirts’

19th Nov

hollingdean hillAs part of their Archives Alive programme, next July QueenSpark will be publishing 4 new books, drawing on archive material from their previous 106 publications. They will also be collecting new material for the books, and this is where residents can come in!

Book Editing volunteer groups have decided that the themes for the books will be

1 – ‘Unsung heroes and pioneers’ – people who shaped Brighton, those who arrived and made a difference, and those who keep Brighton running today.

2 – ‘Outskirts’ – stories and memories from Moulsecoomb, Whitehawk, Portslade, Bevendean, etc, bus routes and ‘the edges’ – we are pretty sure Hollingdean falls into this category

3 – ‘Alternative Cultures’ – music, fashion, sexuality, the Open Houses, homelessness…

4 – ‘Terraces’ – neighbours and neighbourhood, architecture and building, and how it creates and impacts upon our communities.

Do you have any stories, anecdotes or memories – anything from 20 words to 300 – about any of the above? If so, please send them in to john@queensparkbooks.org.uk by 5pm, Monday the 26th of November, and they will be put forward to the editing groups for possible inclusion in the books. Please also include a name that you would like to be credited by.

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