6. TRANSPORT EVENT

Tuesday 15 December 2015 (11:30am – 1:00pm)

Introduction

The ‘Stitch in Time’ project delivered a reminiscent event on the theme of Transport on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at Brierfield People’s Centre. The purpose of the event was to bring together Asian heritage elders that settled in Nelson, Brierfield and Colne areas of Pendle.

Round Table Discussions

The event was attended by 14 local Asian heritage elders and was supported by 2 volunteers.

Each person on the table was asked to share their early memories of Pendle’s transport links.

Findings

This event was very successful with so much information shared between individuals. It came apparent many of the Asian Elders had worked on the buses in the 1970’s within the Burnley and Pendle area. They also conversed about how they would use the buses to go as far as London to see relations.

Pictures of the Event

The pictures of the event below show attendees listening some of the discussions round the tables and Asian Elders showing how to use an old ticket machine.