Discover the history of your local area at a free event

CAMBRIDGESHIRE residents are being given a unique opportunity to find out more about their own personal history as well as that of the local area.

Free workshops and talks will take place in Wisbech, Cambridge, and St Neots during June and July in celebration of BBC Two’s The Great British Story: A People’s History series.

Through talks, writing and storytelling, residents will be invited to imagine the story behind an object, whether it’s their own or one belonging to items from Cambridgeshire Libraries, Archives and Museums.

Cllr David Harty, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Learning said “Everyone has a story to tell about their family or where they live. We’re inviting residents to come along and share their experiences, discover their local history and create a story that can be passed down the generations.

“Come along and explore fascinating objects and paintings from the Cambridgeshire Collection and Archives, the Wisbech Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, and St Neots Museum and imagine the story behind them.”

For further information visit: www.cambridgeshire.net