THE IDEAS PAGE - YOU SUGGEST THEM. WE WRITE THEM DOWN 

1

Large Touchscreen display with a variety of functions e.g. show maps, walks, historic photographs, videos etc

2

Create a catalogue of images of village history carefully categorised .  Hopefully for on-line access and easy search for research

3

Layered maps that enable people to see how and why the village has grown and changes its character

4

Raise some money by selling Lymm related items –some manufactured some produced by local arts and crafts-people

5

Invited other organisations to use the space for  temporary exhibitions – bearing in mind our local heritage “brief”

6

Create a shop window of bygone items – possibly based on a particular old Lymm shop

7.

Digitize the trade directories to show growth and changes in village trading

8

Create a model of village as it looked perhaps 100 years ago

9

Create a moving model – possibly based around the railway station with reference to both Manchester ship canal and Bridgewater canal

10

Create a children’s tour of the village – quiz based ( we already have this available )

11

Create resource boxes for schools to borrow for their own activities. Perhaps containing images, documents, artefacts,  toys etc  on particular themes

12

An app based trail round the village that could respond to location and show people then and now type images

13

Re-enactment videos with actors  or local school children describing life for a range of people and times

14

Reminiscence collection point either written or via recording.

15

Hold an antique roadshow type event as a fundraiser

16

Children’s competitions, writing, painting .making a video etc..

17

Activities for young people and students, work experience, research project for school or college project

18

Talks / Walks including for outside interest groups  -possibly in co-operation with History Society

19

Catalogue a collection of artefacts – that we may hold or at least identify where they are.

20

Education activities for schools devised jointly with them – existing example “we love our canal” four day programme which runs prior to historic Transport Day.

21

Mobile displays so that room be adaptable as possible and possible to be  used as large class room or venue

22

Some display of local activities and events

23

Possibly a traders noticeboard as an additional source of funding

24

Large screen and projector for presentations , possibly show films – need to be able to control lighting levels in the room.

25

More cards, books about Lymm and the local area on sale

26

Look for a possible regular sub-let to help supplement income.

27

Floor based display picking up on “Transport Theme” road, canal railway trail

28

Sliding story boards – that can be pulled out one from behind the other to maximise use of space

29

Re-create canal-boat cabin  interior ( space limitation ?)

30

Children’s games, interactive displays –possibly even computer based

31

Dressing up clothes – especially if related to canal for outside photographs

32

Create a community play or musical that tells a story of Lymm

33

Lymm historic “open-house” day ?

34

Schools competition leading to exhibition 

35

Cataloguing & Sharing - on-line or in-house 

36

Interactive digital Resources

37

Loan boxes for Schools / community Groups 

38

Reminiscence work / care homes 

39

Exhibition -Lymm- Salt of the Earth about salt works etc .. 

40

Where are they now - Lymm Residents who have moved away - world map 

41

Exhibition - Stories behind Roll of Honour / War Memorial . 

42

Guest Exhibitors - local people who have their own collections - opportunity to share 

43

Kids collectors club

44

Changing Exhibitions (esp Royal British Legion in November) 

45

Local Wildlife / woodland Trust Exhibition 

46

History of my House Event Workshop .. 

47

Exhibition on class history Gentry/ middle classes / workers 

48

Family history Day 

49

Be a Research Resource for people out of the area 

50

Lymm Famous Residents / Hall of Fame - possibly on-line 

51

Intergenerational learning  e.g .schools ,scouts with older people .. 

52

App to draw attention to remaining architectural heritage 

53

Cut out profiles of characters from Lymm's past - as per Pele Exhibition - as prompts for stories,activities

54

Story bags - short local stories to read to kids with accompanying  items ( or the cut-outs ) to bring to life

55

Heritage Art Exhibition - photography , drawing 

56

 Heritage/Educational Cruises  with commentary on Bridgewater Canal 

57

Exhibition to recognise 300th anniversary of James Brindley. 

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