Gathering Tales 2017
In 2017 the Board funded a project called Creative Connections, a group of local residents including Board members came together to start some community research about the neighbourhood and also to collect Tales of Miles Platting at a range of different community events, including the Neighbours Day picnic and the Summer Festival. This was undertaken in partnership with Sarah Spanton of Waymarking.
We gathered in around 90 Tales from people of all ages, although the majority were aged over 50.
Each participant identified a place that was significant to them, then chose three emotional words which they associated with that place and told us or wrote down a short story about why that place was significant.