A step back in time to old Cross­michael

Ex­hi­bi­tion in vil­lage hall was hugely pop­u­lar

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS - Stu­art Gille­spie

Around 300 peo­ple took the chance to travel back in time at Cross­michael over the week­end.

The Wee Book Hoose team or­gan­ised “A Pho­to­graph Tells A Thou­sand Words” in the vil­lage hall, which fea­tured a range of old pho­tos.

It proved hugely suc­cess­ful with peo­ple trav­el­ling from Ed­in­burgh and the south of Eng­land to at­tend and folk meet­ing old pals they hadn’t seen for 30 years.

The event, held on Fri­day and Satur­day, also saw the launch of a liv­ing his­tory project.

This will see the cre­ation of a digital his­tory of Cross­michael us­ing a com­bi­na­tion of ar­chive ma­te­rial and sto­ries, pic­tures and video record­ings of res­i­dents.

All gen­er­a­tions of the vil­lage will be in­volved and it’s be­ing par­tially funded by a suc­cess­ful bid for LEADER fund­ing.

Street view Lilly Shaw with her photo Broth­ers Harry and John Nod­well look at some of the pho­tos Fas­ci­nat­ing Chris­tine and Don­ald Col­lier look­ing at the pic­tures

Look­ing back John Nes­lon with a photo from the 1800s which was the old­est pic­ture on dis­play in the show

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