Following on from last year’s inaugural event the second Inverclyde Heritage Fair is being held in the Watt Institution on Saturday 20th May from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
A variety of local groups and individuals, Renfrewshire Family History Society, Friends of Wemyss Bay Station, Fire and Rescue Museum, Morton Community Trust and Inverclyde Heritage Network to name a few, with an interest in sharing their love of heritage will be on hand for you to chat to about their interests and suggest ways in which you could be inspired to become involved with capturing and preserving Inverclyde’s heritage for future generations.
If you as a member of a group, or as an individual, would like to take part please email [email protected] for details.
Entrance is free.
Heritage means different things to different people. To some, that might be recalling the sound of metal on metal as the ships rose from their keels or the chanting of songs to accompany skipping games or peever. For others, it can be about the smell of the sea or the sight of the puffers coming and going, the excitement of the cinema or cheering on the Morton!
Similarly, these and many other aspects of Inverclyde’s heritage are kept alive in many ways by individuals carrying out research on personal areas of interest or by groups gathering to exchange research and learn from others.
As an organisation, Inverclyde Heritage Network’s main aim is to share information about Inverclyde’s rich and varied heritage. They do this through monthly talks, blogposts, social media and their website.