Weaving Ossett's History is a project led by Ossett Community Archive to collect and share yarns about the locality of Ossett and Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire. As part of Ossett Gala 2017, we invited locals and visitors to come and share their stories about the history of Ossett and add them to the map on our display boards. Here's a selection of photos and stories collected on the day. Click on 'item details' to find out more about each image.
In the build up to the event, pupils of Holy Trinity Primary, Ossett, created Yarn stories based on what they have learnt about local history this term. You can read the stories by clicking on the links or find more by visiting our project page at https://yarncommunity.org/projects/3.
The Gala opened at 10am on Saturday 8th July 2017, to the sound of the theatre organ in Ossett Town Hall. Our stall was ready to welcome visitors with information about the 'Weaving Ossett's History' project, as well as leaflets about local library services and archive resources. With our display boards, we wanted to create an interactive exhibit which visitors could add their stories to throughout the day.
If you'd like to learn more about the 'Weaving Ossett's History' project or find out how you can contribute your own story, click on the story link above.