Kirkby’s The Heritage Centre and Living Memory Group has received a donation of £360 from Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme to produce a calendar.
The calendar, which is available for purchase from The Heritage Centre, includes historic photographs of the community at Jubilee street parties, carnivals and other local celebrations.  The sales of this calendar go towards the day-to-day running of the centre, allowing it to remain open.
Volunteer Lynne Linacre, explained how the Community Support Scheme donation has helped The Heritage Centre:
“The Heritage Centre is a resource for local people and we’re reliant on community support to keep it open.
The donation has allowed us to produce a calendar with photographs of local events, many of which provide fond memories for our customers.  The sales of this calendar help us keep the centre open for the community to continue to use.”
Branch Advisor, Jill Simpson, explained how it’s important to encourage a sense of community with The Heritage Centre:
“It was lovely to go and meet the volunteers at The Heritage Centre.  They work tirelessly to protect and promote local history.
We should support the local community to not only reflect back on our heritage, but to help them celebrate a shared sense of identity that can help bring people together.  The Heritage Centre is a perfect example of this.”
To find out more about The Heritage Centre, visit Kirkby Living Memory (Heritage Centre) on Facebook.
Mansfield Building Society’s Community Support Scheme funds local groups and organisations in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and meets twice yearly in May and November to consider applications. To find out more or to download an application form visit

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