Trip down memory lane

Published: 2 Mar 2012 10:42

AN EXHIBITION about a fascinating history project has gone on display at St John's Church in Gourock.

MEMORIES OF YESTERYEAR: Councillor Ronnie Ahlfeld is joined at the exhibition by Identity project manager Kay Clark, left, and heritage and arts project workers Stacey Lodge and Dominique McKay.

Town councillor Ronnie Ahlfeld visited and welcomed the display, which looks at the impact immigration has had on Inverclyde over the past 200 years.

He told the Telegraph: "I am very pleased this project has come to Gourock.

"It has given local people the opportunity to reflect on the past and recall their own experiences of living here.

"Some of the stories and recollections were fascinating - I was particularly interested in the stories about wartime.

"Equally fascinating is that in the year the Torpedo Factory Club celebrates its 100th centenary, there were recollections from Margaret Gaffney about the houses built for incoming Torpedo Factory workers above Cardwell Bay.

"I hope that in the years to come it may be possible to have a permanent exhibition celebrating our heritage.

"I would like to thank Inverclyde Community Development Trust and St John's Church for putting the exhibition on at very short notice."

The exhibition, entitled Identity, ends today.

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