The Society is delighted to announce that the project has been declared a runner–up in the AHI 2015 Discover Heritage Awards, in the Community Projects category, sponsored by the Canal and River Trust. The award was presented by Loyd Grossman CBE, Patron of AHI (the Association for Heritage Interpretation) at a ceremony held at 21st October at The Hilton Hotel, Newbury, Berkshire.
With 49 entries to all categories, Dr Bill Bevan, Vice Chair of AHI said, “The shortlisting process has been tough. The quality of the projects entered was exceptionally high and is a reflection of the quality of interpretation across Britain and Ireland.” This made the recognition of Cymdeithas Aberaeron’s efforts even more exciting.
Our thanks go to all the Project Team, Rose Phillips and Virginia Lowe (the two project officers) and Sally Hesketh and Clare Thomas (the joint project managers) and of course to all the volunteers, without whose help the project could not have been completed.
For details of all the awards made at the ceremony go to http://www.ahi.org.uk/www/news/view_detail/149/
Aberaeron Comprehensive School pupils created a WW1 mural as part of the History Department’s remembrance project with the help of Sam Delph Janiurek, a former pupil, who is currently studying Fine Art at Newcastle University.
Stori Aberaeron Story is getting off to a flying start – 40 – 50 students from Aberaeron School, the Pupil Referral Unit and the Youth Club are building a mosaic to go on the riverside shelter. Community Artist Pod Clare is leading the design and it’s growing very fast!
We are delighted so many are enjoying the process and look forward to the building of the community mosaic for the Tourist Information Office.
Come to the meeting on Wednesday 26th in the British Legion Hall, Aberaeron 4-5.30pm to learn more, or get in touch with Rose and Virginia, the project officers on email@example.com
We held an event in the Hive on the Quay to launch our new Town Photo Quiz – copies available from the Aberaeron Tourist Information Office – we’ve had some great feedback – have a go and enjoy a walk in the fresh air! On the reverse is a lovely poster of Aberaeron yesterday.