The clients from Branching Out which is a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities did 2 workshops with the Family Adams Project. The first was to create costumes for paper figures in the style of what would have been worn in Littleport between 1910 and 1915. We looked at old photos of the village and everyone designed their own period outfit. In the second workshop, we looked at various artefacts from Adams Ironmongers and discussed how they would have been used, drew them and printed a banner.
See our website for the Family Adams Project http://www.familyadamsproject.org.uk/. This project began with the closing of Adams Ironmongers in Littleport at Christmas last year. Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, ADEC and the Word Garden the project has grown as more and more of the shop's history has been revealed through stories, finding tools and materials in the upstairs store, backrooms and barns. There are logbooks, catalogues, account books, old skates, cart springs, blacksmith tools - the list goes on. The celebration weekend with the community play will be on 28th and 29th April at Littleport Village Hall.
|Banner - Branching Out Charity Shop|
|Period Costumes of Littleport, Branching Out Charity Shop.|