Catrine Memories is a long term oral history project, which will probably take at least two years to complete, and will create audio files, a book and a short film to provide a resource for education and interpretation about Catrine.
The projectís main aim is to capture the memories of our older generation; those who remember village life when the mill was still working. The project also wants to involve younger community members and train them so that they can help to preserve and interpret the story of Catrine for others.
Based on the oral history files collected in phase one and some careful research, a short film will be produced telling the story of Catrine and its people. Using family stories and archival records, we will chart its spectacular growth and technological success, and its gentle decline after the mill and the coal mines were shut.
It is hoped that the project will involve Catrine folk of all ages on both sides of the camera.
You can view the video by clicking here.