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Unlocked book published

Posted on 17th May, 2014

 

Gudrun Limbrick, of Memories in Print, was commissioned by Birmingham Adult Education to compile an oral history documenting the lives of Birmingham women from 1900 to the present day. The history has now been published as a book 'Unlocked'.

 

 

 

The project also formed an exhibition in the Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery.

 

 

Gudrun Limbrick with The Rt Hon Clare Short who wrote a foreword for the book and opened the Unlocked exhibition.

Birmingham Rep's Centenary

Posted on 7th October, 2013

 

Birmingham Rep Oral History Project

 

2013 is the Rep's 100th birthday and the REP100 project was set up to celebrate this centenary with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

Gudrun Limbrick of Memories in Print carried out interviews with people who remembered the Rep as actors, students, directors, stage hands, set designers and audience members. She also trained the Rep's many enthusiastic volunteers in oral history-taking. A fascinating project delving deep into the theatre's rich history and Gudrun is very proud to have been part of it.

 

More about REP100 here.

 

A Novel Venture

Posted on 14th April, 2013

Family history research can lead to great new things! One woman's research on her own family lead her to write her first novel - an historical romance. And she's asked Memories in Print to design and typeset it and produce the book it deserves to be.

We'll keep you posted on how this exciting venture takes shape!

 

Who Do You Think You Are Live 2013!

Posted on 23rd February, 2013

Delighted to be at the Who Do You Think You Are exhibition in Olympia, London. It is amazing to meet so many enthusiastic family historians!

 

 

Gudrun LimbrickMemories in Print

Nostalgia Gallery

Posted on 21st February, 2013

Today we have unveiled our new nostalgia gallery. This is a collection of mementoes from the past that we have been collecting over the years. We've only added a few images so far but will add more in the coming weeks. If you would like to add photographs of your own mementoes (it doesn't matter which decade - every time period is nostalgic for someone), please just get in touch. gudrun@memoriesinprint.co.uk

 

The nostalgia gallery

Gudrun Memories in Print

The complete memoirs service

Posted on 15th February, 2013

A sneak preview of our new flier!

 

 

A new project

Posted on 1st February, 2013

I am delighted to have been appointed to run an exciting new project - a history of Birmingham through the memories of women who live in the city. The project is being run by Adult Education and Birmingham Libraries. My element of it is to write the book based on women's memories.

 

 

Gudrun Limbrick, Memories in Print

My TV appearance

Posted on 24th January, 2013

Stills from my appearance on Birmingham's local news programme, Midlands Today in December. I was interviewing local woman Lorna Laidlaw (who you might recognise as being the receptionist on 'Doctors') about her memories of Birmingham Repertory theatre.

 

 

 

Gudrun Limbrick, Memories in Print

Writing about childhoods in care

Posted on 15th October, 2012

Memories in Print keeps me very busy but, in my spare time (when I get any!), I work on researching children's homes. For many people who spent their childhoods in care, there are few records of their time there. Often people are left with no idea why they went into care; are hazy about the dates and end up with no photographs of themselves as children. While we cannot put this right, I am trying to set up an online directory of former children's homes so that people can at least find out some information about the homes they were in and I include, where it is possible, information about where they can access more details. The site is at www.childrenscottagehomes.org.uk.

 

 

Gudrun, Memories in Print