Iron Age To Digital Age

Last weekend saw a fantastic event at Loftus Town Hall. As part of Heritage Open Days the Town Hall played host to a range of exhibits from community history groups downstairs and the fabulous Octorama was housed upstairs. In the Council Chamber there was a presentation of the wonderful image archive from Loftus Digital Village. Overall the event had over 500 visitors with the public on Saturday and schools visits on Monday. The eight screens featured content from East Cleveland communities and 8 speakers delivered sounds and stories from local people recorded by Skinningrove History Group. On screen were images from the Skinningrove, Carlin How, Margrove Park, Moorsholme, Brotton, Loftus and Marske Digital Villages. This had been a culmination of over two months work by volunteers including most of Loftus Town Council to build a portable Octorama.

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Directly following the exhibition the Octorama featured again at the “Inspiring Digital Engagement Festival” in Sheffield. See below.