The aim of the Seaton Burn Memories project is to archive and present the community history of the Seaton Burn area. Through research, interviews, discussions, and community events, a rich and colourful heritage has been brought to life. We were awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £10,000 in 2014 to help us do this.
Year 8 and 9 students from Seaton Burn College have worked with Black Dog Design to gather and present this heritage, hosting coffee mornings, and chatting to many members of the community. Combining this with historical research, we are building a continuously developing online archive, providing a permanent and ongoing resource for the area.
Key stories, characters, and venues have been highlighted by the use of plaques and information boards around Seaton Burn. These form a ‘Heritage Trail’, consisting of 10 plaques and three information boards, and takes about 45 minutes to complete.
The project will continue to grow. Students from Seaton Burn College will contribute to the website and building strong links with the local community who, we are sure, will continue to add to the story of Seaton Burn.
Please contact us if you’ve got any stories or photographs you’d like to donate to the project!