Lottery grant for project tracking Fareham’s past

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THE Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded a £15,000 grant to explore the diverse cultural backgrounds of people who have settled in Fareham.

The award has been made to voluntary organisation Cultural Journeys for a project which will bring together schoolchildren and volunteers from across the community to map the geographical, social and cultural journeys that have happened in the town across the generations.

The 18-month project, How I Got Here – Journey to Fareham, will focus on the town’s African-Caribbean, Asian and European communities. Year Five pupils from Titchfield Primary School have been invited to take part in it.

Deputy headteacher Ruth Carty said: ‘We ‘re delighted to take part in this project as the school has a strong tradition of celebrating diversity, especially the hidden ethnic diversity.’

At the end there will be a museum exhibition, a digital archive and booklet containing people’s stories for local schools and libraries.