I was approached by the Macclesfield Heritage Trust to help them with a project to renew the video in the museum, to bring it up to date with images of old and new features of the town, including street images, historical buildings and some of the more modern things around the town. I thought I would do it in order to help a local project but also as a relative newcomer to Macclesfield it would help me get to know the town I am living in much better. We were a team of six with just a couple of us taking images and others providing historical context and guidance under the direction of David Heke the producer from Chester.
So far it has probably taken me three full days and some of you have seen me walking around town with my camera and tripod. Its been a hugely enjoyable project taking me to the inside of local churches – some well hidden – and the to some of the historic streets…the 108 steps and buildings of the town…..do you know why the Hovis Mill is so called ?
I expect the new video to be up and running in September in the Heritage Centre in town so go have a look at it – there is much more to see in that place than I ever thought.