Our Stories

Our Stories is a reminiscence project collecting the memories of elderly residents of Bolton and Wigan. We’ve worked with local people to record their stories of growing up in the area, and with Ash Tree House Care Home and St Peter’s Women’s Guild.

We’re collecting, listening to, learning about and recording their stories of growing up, and asking them share with us photos of their younger lives.

The stories will be shared in a ‘heritage newspaper’ which will be distributed free of charge across the community, with local families, children and young people in the area, in local schools, and on The Community & Heritage CIC website.

Everyone who takes part in the project will receive a copy of their personal recording, and Our Stories Hamper full of treats, and be invited to the Our Stories Celebration Event to mark the completion of the project.


This will be an opportunity for all the participants to meet each other and enjoy an afternoon of reminiscence, tea and cake.

We would like to thank the Museum of Wigan Life  for helping us to find old pictures and stories about the area.