OLD Trafford and Stretford residents of all ages are being invited to take part in a new film about the heritage of Trafford and, in particular, Trafford Park Industrial Estate.
Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Grant awarded to Great Places Housing Group, the Trafford Park Film Project, co-ordinated by award winning community media company, REELmcr, will be exploring the industrial history of the area.
The project is looking for people who would like to contribute to a documentary being made about Trafford Park.
The film makers want tohear form people who have lived in Trafford Park Village or had their first job at Trafford Park and are willing to share their stories and photographs, or people of all ages who would like to take part in a follow-up filmed drama – either to act or to learn all aspects of film-making.
Both the film and the documentary will then be used as an educational tool to inform and guide young people about the heritage of the industrial estate, highlighting what opportunities are available for young people today.
Sarah Riley, community development co-ordinator of Great Places Housing Group, said: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Reelmcr and supporting this fantastic project. We strive to involve residents in our local communities and provide opportunities for young people to develop important life skills.”
Jacqui Carroll, creative director of Reelmcr, said: “The borough of Trafford lives in the shadow of its two neighbouring cities, Manchester and Salford, and this project aims to establish Trafford's identity, and Trafford Park's positive contribution to industry and economy in the North West and overseas.
“The project will instil pride in the participants for their community and will reconnect them with their heritage.” To take part in the Trafford Park Film Project contact firstname.lastname@example.org Or call the Creative Director of REELmcr Jacqui Carroll on 0793 1234 890.