Abernethy as a community has changed much over the years, and whilst the Museum shows many fascinating and interesting aspects of these changes, what it does not show (at the moment), is peoples’ memories.
What we want to do is to create an archive of memories, and possibly to have “listening posts” at some of the exhibits to really make them come alive.
To that end a project group has been set up to capture the memories of Abernethy residents, the group consists of Janet Paton, Caroline Haddow, Angus MacIntyre and Alistair Robinson. They have all recently attended a course on the subject held at Perth Museum, and are raring to go!
In fact they have already started the project, with the first few interviews having taken place. However, they do need help in a number of areas.
Firstly – do you have any good memories of Abernethy in days gone by? If so, please get in touch, because although as a group we can think of some residents we would like to interview, we don’t know everyone in the village, and would hate to miss out an important contribution. In all cases interviewees will have the opportunity to review their material before any of it is made available in the Museum.
Secondly – although we have had some training on the interview process, we need a bit of support on the I.T. side – nothing too complicated, mostly involved in transferring the interviews from machine to disc and some editing.
Finally – once we have the interviews transferred to disc we need some assistance in typing out the content into black and white to allow us and the interviewee to review the material – we already have two volunteers in this area, but we really need more.
If you can help with any of the above, or if you have a memory of Abernethy that you wish to share;
Please contact Alistair Robinson on 850038, or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org