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Courtaulds factory memories to be told through song

Posted on - 2nd June, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, Fishwick, History, Nostalgia, St Matthews

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The history of Preston’s former Courtaulds factory is to be brought to life through a music project.

A Song for your Community sees singer-songwriter Claire Mooney work with former factory workers to piece their stories and memories into a song about Courtaulds.

The Courtaulds factory used to stand on what is now the Red Scar Industrial Estate and its history is being pieced together as pat of the Colours of the World: Made in Preston project.

Claire Mooney speaking about the music workshop said: ““The Courtaulds factory transformed Fishwick and St Matthews – and this influence on the area cannot be underestimated.

“Singing is such a brilliant way to bring people together and it is my hope that these stories and memories from the factory come alive again as part of this vibrant community’s future.”

The building was torn down in the 1980s

The building was torn down in the 1980s

The music sessions take place on Wednesday 4 June and Wednesday 11 June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the St Matthews Mission in Fishwick.

Music created will be performed at the Courtaulds Celebration on Saturday 21 June.

Funding for the Dovetail Colours of the World project comes from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Will you be going along? What are your memories of Courtaulds? Let us know in the comments below

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