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Thank you for your support by purchasing furniture from The Blueberry Academy. We thought you might like to know the history of your piece and the story behind it. Its been a labour of love for our trainee Dave Tabron and he's pleased that as well as going to a great home, you can also see how it...


Finn comes home not remembering a night out. He starts feeling some strange symptoms .....


Lily falls in love but her lover is someone who she cherishes but cannot love.


At the end of the project we made a short film that showed the progress of our project. This film, alongside two of the films that were made by the youths, were shown at the Voicing Hidden Histories event in November 2017 in Leeds. These films were met with much support at this screening, and having...


Tap by Mad10

The house may seem normal but when the taps start dripping everything turns around


Amidst all the activities that we underwent during our project, we of course needed to find space and time to reflect. Most importantly, we wanted the youths to reflect so that we could understand what the project meant to them. Finding this space and time was not always an easy task, as there were...


This story starts with a quotation of John's last passage...


Somos un grupo de estudiantes del Colegio Inglés, orientados a Proteger e Informar sobre Desastres a nuestra comunidad escolar. Nos ubicamos en la ciudad de Iquique, al Norte de Chile, donde se han registrado 3 terremotos, seguidos de maremotos y tsunamis. Y es aquí donde nace la necesidad de comp...


This story is about a few routes out of the Melbourne Centre that we would use incase of a fire alarm


This is the second of a series of stories and reminiscences of Sam Nettleton of Ossett. He was 92 when the recordings were made in 1989. We would like to thank Margaret Nettleton for allowing us to use the recording of her father’s interviews.


Ncedo-Thuso Ea Bana is a community-based social support organisation that was founded in 2006 due to the HIV/Aids epidemic, as during this period many children lost their parents to the virus. The Safe Park is only one aspect of this organisation, which supports around 300 youths in various capaciti...


Leth'iThemba is based in the township of Vorsloorus, which is home to a notably multicultural community. There are people from all over Africa as well as South Africa living there. However levels of unemployment are exceptionally high within this community which means that extreme levels of poverty,...


Repheleng is based in the busy township of KwaThema. The Safe Park serves around 70 youths who are mostly in the Primary School age bracket. Unlike the other Safe Parks that we have been working with, Repheleng's main focus is on after school and extra curricular support, rather than a feeding schem...


Inspired by the recollections of a retired sailor we decided to have a look in the Buteman archives to see what was going on when he was stationed here in the 1950's.


The 1911 census provides a snapshot of Leeds on Sunday 2 April 1911. Each householder completed a personal census form for their address, recording everyone present there that evening, from family members and servants, to boarders and visitors. Ancestry.com makes it easy to search for Leeds resident...


At this event in Leeds Central Library we invited members of the public to come and see how we’ve been creating online stories to share the history of Leeds’ Chinese community. Visitors were able to explore a range of archive materials and Chinese language books held by Leeds Libraries, alongsid...


A collection of images which depict York, and particularly the Fishergate area, in the early 1900s. Explore York Archivist Laura Yeoman identified these items in the local archives in response to a set of questions devised by members of Blueberry Academy's 'Citizenship' group. The group was taking p...


This is the fourth story by Margaret Wilby about her childhood in Ossett. It concerns her great uncle, Jack Hinchcliffe, or as she called him, “Uncle Swearer”. It is written from a recorded “chat” between Margaret and Mike Adams from The Friends of Ossett Library”. The recording can be fou...


This story is to introduce York Explore and explain the work that we do as volunteers here.


This story follows on from my earlier one entitled “Homecoming – My Father Returns From The War”. It tells of how I got to know him, when he returned after his war service, partly through the family adventures we had on our bikes. It is written following a recorded chat with Mike Adams of The...


This is the third of a series of stories by Margaret Wilby on her recollections of her early life. It is about her father's time as a Co-op branch manager immediately after WW2. It is written following a recorded chat with Mike Adams of The Friends of Ossett Library. The recording of this piece is...


Somos alumnos del Colegio Altazol de Maipo y hemos participado en diversos talleres y actividades de prevención de desastres naturales. Esta es nuestra historia, de lo que hemos hecho y de lo que seguiremos compartiendo.


Joan Barass told me a story about a shop that her husband, Jeffrey, had kept all his working life (from leaving school to the age of 81). This Yarn is entitled "An Ossett Shop That Was Kept by an Ossett Family For 115 Years and the History Of The Malt Shovel Inn". She had worked with him from their...