BIG-HEARTED Hartlepool people are being urged to play a part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Museum of Hartlepool wants to hear from anyone with old treasures hidden in their lofts.
Bosses have launched a project called Carry On Collecting which involves collecting objects from the 1950s to the present day.
Town residents were today urged to come forward with donations which would be used for exhibitions, workshops and reminiscence boxes. Any objects from the 1950s could be used during the Diamond Festival in June 2012.
A spokesman for the collections team at Hartlepool Borough Council said: “At the moment, we do not have many objects from these decades but with your help we hope to develop a broader picture of life in Hartlepool for future generations. Not only do we need objects, we need memories too – would you be willing to share yours?”
Organisers have issued a list of the sort of items and memories they are searching for.
l Photographs – They are always useful to show what was worn day-to-day, housing, shops, cars people owned, events in Hartlepool, family occasions and holidays;
l Sport in Hartlepool – Do you have any old memorabilia, a football strip or programme?
l Toys – What were the favourite toys of your childhood?
l Clothing – Men’s, women’s and children’s;
l Household/domestic goods;
l Packaging – What brands were in your home?
l Newspapers, magazines & comics;
l Local industry/ Jobs – Did you work for a local company?
Anyone interested in donating or loaning should contact the collections team to arrange an appointment, on (01429) 523438 or by emailing CollectionsTeam@hartlepool.gov.uk