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Pull up a Sandbag in East Riding Libraries

Date
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
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In the lead up to Remembrance Day 2019, East Riding Libraries want to raise awareness of the military community in the area and are hoping to share stories from military personnel past and present on their website and social media channels.

Until Friday, 15 November, there will be opportunities at various East Riding Libraries to tell a short story in person or online about time in the military. It can be from those who served, those who are still serving, partners, children, extended family, or family history. It could be just a picture and a short story of someone’s medals.

Gary Smith, digital services officer (libraries) at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Whether you are currently serving, a veteran, a friend or family member, please come along, pull up a sandbag and tell us your story. No topic is out of bounds; both funny and serious are most welcome.”

The sessions will use the ‘Chatter and Natter’ tables as drop-in and chat sessions in libraries, and will be held at:

Tuesday, 29 October

9.30-11.30am

Withernsea Centre

Tuesday, 29 October

1-2.30pm

Hedon Centre

Tuesday, 29 October

3-4.30pm

Haltemprice Library and Customer Services

   

Friday, 1 November

12noon-2pm

North Bridlington Library

Friday, 1 November

2.30-4.30pm

Flamborough Library

   

Thursday, 7 November

9.30-11.15am

Brough Petuaria Centre

Thursday, 7 November

12noon-1.30pm

Hessle Centre

Thursday, 7 November

2-3.30pm

Willerby Library

Thursday, 7 November

4-5.30pm

South Cave Library

   

Saturday, 9 November

10am-2pm

Goole Library

   

Monday, 11 November

9.30am-1pm

Bridlington Library

Monday, 11 November

2-4pm

Driffield Centre

Friday, 15 November,

3-5pm

Beverley Library

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for tourism, culture and leisure at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This is a wonderful initiative from our libraries team, and I really hope that lots of people will want to get involved, and share their amazing stories and memories.”

Gary Smith added: “If there is enough content at the end of the project, we will consider collating it into a booklet and making it freely available as an eBook download.”

Stories and images can be submitted online at eastridinglibraries.co.uk/sandbag from Friday, 25 October until Friday, 15 November.     

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