Recently me, Claire, Patty and Kathy (2 of our volunteers) went to visit Hampton Manor with former residents Pauline, Caroline, Pam and Michelle. They also brought along Grania and Annmarie, who support them in their new homes.Read More
On Saturday 18th May 2019 we had our exhibition for our Hidden Lives project, to show what we have done so far as we are now half way through. We had a brilliant turn out and it was great to show all our hard work that we have done and what else is still planned for the rest of the project.Read More
A recent article from Middlefield has reminded me of a time in my life that I hadn’t thought about in ages until I saw the article. It is about my pilgrimages to Lourdes and the different ways I was treated there because of my disability.Read More
NOTICE: This blog post refers to historical terminology which some people may find offensive.
In the first of a series of blog posts discussing what we have found at the Archives, we look at the case of Edward Hickman.Read More
On Monday 28th January 2019 we had our second archive visit, and this time we were looking more in detail at the documents.Read More
I have decided to do this Communication Blog about some of our service users here at SAtA and celebrities with disabilities, as I think that they are an inspiration to other people and they are showing that just because you have a disability, you are the same as everyone else and are able to work.Read More
I'm just starting to help out with Hidden Lives Remembered. I'm going to be: creating website content, transcribing and editing audio interviews and helping to interview people. But to start with, I'm going to talk about what I knew about learning disability history and how the induction materials have educated me about learning disability history.Read More
For #HeritageTreasures Day, Jennifer looks back at the Middlefield Hospital foundation stone.
Learn about why this piece of heritage is so important to her here.Read More
Hidden Lives Remembered has achieved a lot in the last 6 months since we have started, but as we approach Christmas I think of what it must have been like for those living in Hampton Manor and Middlefield.Read More
On Wednesday 21st November 2018 we had our Hidden Lives Remembered Launch Event at the Knowle United Reformed Church. We chose to have it in their Church hall as some of the residents from Middlefield used to go here as part of a group, so we thought it would be great to hold it somewhere familiar to people and with a connection to Middlefield.Read More
The 9th November 2018 marks 20 years of the Human Rights Act.
The Rightful Lives exhibition team had asked for new contributions to add to their already fantastic online exhibition.
Learn about Kathy and Jennifer’s contribution.Read More
We visited the Out of the Shadows photo display.
This is an Easy Read version of https://www.hiddenlivesremembered.com/blog/2018/10/2/talk-at-the-mac-by-jenniferRead More
Out of the Shadows is a book that has been written by Sally Williams and photographed by Polly Braden, working with Multistory. They have also have an exhibition which is currently at The MAC Birmingham until Sunday 11th November.Read More
In the office today we are having a Monday Motivation, always slow to start again after the weekend. I have been busy today with planning for the interview prompt cards, thinking of questions and putting them into easy read…Read More