Telling the Tale of the Tame

Sharing your memories of the Tame Valley

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.

Working with you and our friends from History Needs You, We’ve built a picture of the local history of the Tame Valley Wetlands by sharing your stories (and those passed down to you), photographs and memories with us so we can all Tell the Tale of the Tame.

Sit back and enjoy these wonderful documentaries, helping us Tell the Tale of the Tame…

Tales of the Tame:

Welcome to Lea Ford Cottage, a 17th Century cottage in the grounds of our Hams Hall Environmental Centre:

History of Thomas Coton:

More exciting films to follow soon!

  • You can still upload your memories and photographs to a specially created Google Map (below).
  • To add to the Telling the Tale of the Tame Google Map, you’ll need a Google account. Sign in to your account and then click on the map (below). For help on how to add to the map, please follow this link.

At the end of the project, we will create a book and an exhibition so as many people as possible can access the Tale of the Tame. Memories, photographs and films collected will be archived securely so they can be preserved for future generations.

This project is being run by HistoryNeedsYou for the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership, and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.