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Help Skipton library celebrate the Diamond Jubilee
Skipton library is calling on residents to help to create an online community archive to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Library staff are asking people to share their memories of how Skipton has celebrated the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to the present day, particularly on Coronation Day, during the Silver Jubilee in 1977 and the Golden Jubilee in 2002. They are asking for memorabilia, including photographs, programmes or stories that could be added to a digital archive.
The aim is to have a display of Jubilee and Coronation celebrations from the past in Skipton library and online during the Jubilee this summer.
They would also like to hear from volunteers who can help scan photographs and help bring the archive up to date by taking photographs of the town's celebrations this year.
People are being asked to take items into the library to be copied on Thursday 19 April, Thursday 26 April, Wednesday 2 May or Tuesday 29 May. Skipton library will also hold a Tea and Memories event at which people can reminisce about the Coronation celebrations and bring their photographs and memories to share.
County councillor Chris Metcalfe, executive member for library and information centres, said: "North Yorkshire's libraries have a key role in collecting and preserving the history of their local area and the Diamond Jubilee is an ideal opportunity for libraries to work with local communities to celebrate this historic event."
For more information, contact John Frankland on 0845 034 9538.
5 April 2012