This blog is:

This blog is:
A living sketch book for the ideas generated during our Creative Halton Project in 2011. On this blog you will get to see the ideas as they pop up and see where the inspiration has come from. These are the ideas of the artists Beth Barlow and Jason Sheppard, informed by those we have spoken to. It has also grown to include the ideas sent to us by local residents . If you want to contribute please e mail

This blog is not:
A finished product. Many of the ideas here will be tested and seen to be the wrong for the place, time and its people. We hope that the ideas we take forward will be the correct ones, giving Runcorn a taste of its rich past, the positives in its present and notions about its future.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

YMCA heritage questionaire

This questionnaire was created by Halton YMCA Foyer to help them secure money for a heritage room. Unfortunately their bid was unsuccessful on that occasion. One for the Future, maybe??

Name: Age:


Has your family lived in Runcorn for generations? Would you like to know about your own family history and the history of the Runcorn canals & docks? Then a possible new project could be just up your street! Please answer a few simple questions below so we can see what you are interested in and how this project could benefit you… Please tick all that apply… Thanks!

Q1. What interests you about the local history of Runcorn?

  • Family history

  • Local history

  • Maritime history

  • Military connection through the Runcorn docks

  • General interest

Q2. Did your family ever work on the canals or docks in Runcorn?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Not sure

  • Would like to find out!

Q3. Would you be interested in taking part in a project to create a ‘Heritage Room’?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Would like to know more information

Q4. If so how would you like to become involved?

  • Creativity sessions

  • Hands on practical activities

  • Researching local history/family tree – using the internet, libraries, etc

  • Photography/Video/Music

Do you have any suggestions or comments about a project of this nature that you would like us to include in our project?

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