As of today – St Valentine’s Day – Beer has got something new that villagers have been asking for – its own Museum. But, as we’re like Buck Rogers and in the 21st Century, it’s a digital museum. Building on the great work that Karen Stevens has done with the Beer Memories group on Facebook, the new Beer Memories Museum is a place to keep your best old photos of Beer and sound recordings and videos, in a place where they are much easier to find when you want them.
Putting a copy of your important photos of Beer into the Museum means that they will still be there for generations to come. Sharing them means that you can help to bring back memories to other villagers. As Valentine’s Day is all about love, and as during COVID lockdown you may not have too much to do, how’s about showing some of your love of Beer by digging into your photo albums and sending copies in for the new Museum? It would be very easy to forget what Beer used to be like – how many shops there were, the people who lived here, the fun of Regatta and what the village looked like.
Karen has already sent in over 150 pictures to start off the Museum, and the chaps at Beer Men’s Shed have been gluing it all together to make it work. Beer Parish Council has donated the digital space to store it all, and the National Lottery has provided a grant from its Local Connections Fund that will help to get it looking professional.
You can find the new Beer Memories Museum by going to the Village Web Site at www.beervillage.co.uk, click on “About Beer” and then click on “Beer Memories Museum”. Or you can go straight to memories.beervillage.co.uk. Please send any pictures or documents for the Museum to Chris Pickles at firstname.lastname@example.org – and any questions or suggestions about the Museum too.