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Exhibition

In March 2020 the project completed an exhibition (developed by Lancashire County Council Museums) and installed it in the waiting room at Lostock Hall Medical Centre for patients to enjoy. The exhibition brings together all the wonderful stories that have been gathered during the project.

 

It includes a set of three community films sharing the memories of local people – see Collecting Memories page.

 

The celebration event has twice had to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 situation. So instead on the Collecting Memories page is a film giving a tour of the exhibition.

Special Publication

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A special edition of the Lostock Hall Magazine giving a lot more information and quotes from many participants, was published in September 2020. Copies can be picked up at the practice or download from the Collecting Memories page.

Extra Cover - Covid Vaccinatons at Penwortham Cricket Club (2021)

Until the 1940s infectious diseases were the greatest threat to life here in Lancashire and nationally. Covid-19 has seen a dramatic return of this challenge. This film shows how local doctors and the community have worked together to play a part in the biggest immunisation project in history.

Future Plans

 

  • A workshop with film, handling objects and photographs to share and celebrate local memories of ‘Going to the Doctor’ available to be shared with patients and local community groups.

  • Touring part of the exhibition to local community centres

  • An artist in residence to develop a community artwork inspired by the project

  • A phase two project to work with neighbouring health centres, communities and schools.