Memories are fragile, and yet they are the way we are able to tell our story. Stories help us understand who we are and how we got here.
In a rapidly changing landscape like the Tame Valley, memories of how it once was and how it shaped lives can easily be lost.
Over the past year, our friends from HistoryNeedsYou have been meeting people with stories to tell from across the Tame Valley Wetlands, collecting them and sharing in the form of these short films.
These films were made for Telling the Tale of the Tame, a project of the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
Sit back and enjoy these films that help to to Tell the Tale of the Tame…
Tales of the Tame, The River Valley Remembered:
The story of the River Tame as told by people who have lived and worked along the river valley. They have witnessed the river rise from being the most polluted in the world to becoming a wonderful wildlife habitat and an environment for all to enjoy:
Welcome Home, Return to Lea Ford Cottage:
The Evans family return to the preserved 17th Century cottage near Hams Hall where their parents lived a century ago: