On St. James Road, in the heart of Somerstown, is a shop that’s been empty for some time. Next weekend it’ll be opening its doors for just a few days and people will be welcomed in to the Museum of Somerstown.
The Museum of Somerstown will feature archival imagery and plans, recent work by local photographers, schools and university students. There will be plenty of opportunities to make your mark on the exhibition, and take part in the Somerstown Stories project.
Somerstown Stories, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has been running for 2 years, and has helped Southsea residents, and pupils of Somers Park Primary School, explore their area, and understand its history. The project’s driving aim is to show that knowing more about the heritage of your neighbourhood changes the way you feel about it – usually for the better!
Join them in 58 St. James Road, between the 20-22nd of July at the Museum of Somerstown. There will be an Opening event, with refreshments, on Thursday the 19th of July between 18:30 and 20:00. Everyone is welcome!
Get Involved – As a part of the ‘Somerstown Now’ segment of the show, organisers would like to include photographs of the area taken by the people who’ve lived, worked or visited Somerstown, showing it exactly as it is. The photographs could be taken using a mobile phone, a compact camera or a DSLR. If you’ve got any digital photographs that you think fit the bill email them to Daniel@nebweb.co.uk, or post the on the Facebook Page.