“One of my first vivid memories was Dad opening the door and seeing this flaming thing flying through the sky.”
Guild Living is celebrating the extraordinary lives of older people living within our local communities through the ‘Extraordinary Lives Project’. We believe that every older person has an extraordinary story to tell, and we are excited to have the opportunity to bring to light the amazing life experiences of others.
In our second Extraordinary Lives story, we met Pat.
Pat was born in 1935. Living in Frodsham with her mother and father, Pat’s earliest memories were of the war’s flashing lights and taking shelter with her family. Reflecting on her childhood, Pat talks about the impact of war on her and her family through heartwarming stories of rationing, moving and discovering life’s true passions.
Watch the video to hear the rest of Pat’s story.
This is the first of many Extraordinary Stories to come. Interviews with those willing to share their experiences have been carried out under the supervision of Academic Researchers from the University of Bath.
Guild Living will exhibit and share the collection of wonderful stories on our website, on social media and in our interactive galleries, which will be set up in each of the towns and cities where our communities will be located.
Through capturing and presenting these stories, we will engage with local schools, community groups, charity organisations, and – most importantly – the locals where these older people live.
We are so excited to share these amazing stories with you and bring to light the amazing lives of older people right in our communities.