Seaton Seaside Reminiscence Project
A classic Victorian seaside town, Seaton rose in popularity during the 19th century as a tourist destination. Whilst the last holiday camp closed in 2009, the town is still a favourite choice for a great British holiday by the sea. Many people loved Seaton so much, that they decided to move there and retire, their minds filled with the happy memories of holidays during the 1930’s – 1970’s.
And this is where the Seaton Seaside Reminiscence Project, launching officially on the 24thJanuary 2019, comes in. Seaton has a significantly higher proportion of people aged 65+ than the national average, as well as dementia levels more than twice the national rates. It is also classed as loneliness hot-spot by Age UK.
Our project, led by coordinator Anna Valentine-Marsh aims to bring the community together to celebrate the fabric of Seaton’s seaside history as the town begins a transformation period.
Between January – August 2019, Anna will be gathering memories, souvenirs and photographs to use in reminiscence groups which will be run in the town, as well working with specialist community artists, who will facilitate seaside-based art sessions. ‘It‘s an exciting time for Seaton’ says Anna, ‘I can’t wait to get stuck in and work with the community to bring this wonderful project to life!’
You can find out more about Anna here - https://actioneastdevon.org.uk/news-and-events/news/welcoming-anna-valentine-marsh-team
Or, for more information or to become involved in the the project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org