In 2012, St Antony’s Centre was granted £7,800.00 as part of the All Our Stories Heritage Lottery Fund. This exciting project led by The Trafford Park Heritage Centre established an audio visual exhibition with digitized images and digital recordings by people who lived or worked on the Trafford Park industrial estate. In addition This was to help people understand the lives and experiences of those from the Trafford Park area . In 2013 a number of recordings and celebration events were held which included local songwriters and musicians Sheedy Frost performing new songs written for the Park Life Project.
The nature of the Heritage Grant was to create an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage and for community groups to carry out activities that help people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage. We thank the Heritage Committee members and in particular Sheedy Frost for touring with their songs and presenting live events to a number of community groups and schools.
In 2023-4 we are still seeing children and grandchildren enquiring about this unique part of the family history, so the stories continue coming and the roots of the project live on. We hope to try and raise new income in 2023/4 to help us update material produced by the project and to enable the unique stories about the Park to continue to be told. Why no become a Friend of St. Antonys Centre and or join our fundraising to help us keep the work going? We will be announcing an open event in September to mark 10 years sine the Park Life Project took place this will include a live performance by SheedyFrost and friends to perform the Songs from the Parkalbum with two new songs for 2023!