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Archive films reduce the isolation of older people

by Brian Norris in Colyton, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 29th May 2020 we successfully raised £2,000 with 18 supporters in 86 days

To create an interactive online delivery platform offering many hundreds of archive films (1940s-70)s for reminiscence with older people.

by Brian Norris in Colyton, England, United Kingdom

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Yannis 14th April 2020

I'm not a member of this generation, but support the project as someone interested in cultural history and digitisation of a lost past, to ensure it will live forever. It's important for all of us, even the ones that will come after us.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Pledge Reward

In appreciation of your pledge we shall be pleased to send you one of our topic based 40 page Reminiscence Guides from which you will learn more about life in the UK in the 1940s-70s. You can also use the questions in the Guide with older friends, family and neighbours to get them chatting about how life has changed since the mid 20th century.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Your reward is one of our award winning topic based Living Memories DVDs with 40 page Reminiscence Guide about life in the 1940s-70s. You can perhaps share with this an older family member and learn more about their early life as they reminisce. Alternatively you could perhaps donate your reward to a local Memory Cafe, residential home, your local library or a community group for older people.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Please pledge £20 and we shall give a 6 month subscription to our basic subscription for Living Memories Online when it is launched to one family member, friend or organisation whom you designate. Send us the person's contact details (with their approval) to after making your pledge.

£40 or more

£40 Reward

As a thank you for your pledge we shall send you two different archive film based Living Memories DVDs and Reminiscence Guides about living and working in the UK in the 1940s-70s.

£60 or more

£60 Reward

As a thank you for your pledge we shall send you three different Living Memories archive film based DVDs, each with a related Reminiscence Guide.

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

To thank you for pledging £75 pounds we are offering you a free 12 month Founders subscription to our unique Living Memories Online streaming service which will offer hundreds of archive films and newsreels, together with reminiscence resources. We shall start trialling this service with a number of Abbeyfield care homes in April and hope to launch the service in June 2020, when your subscription will start.

£500 or more

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Dedicate an archive film to a loved one

Would you like to have a lasting memory of a loved one and help us to pay to digitise an archive film? If you pledge £500 for our project after the film from our archive collection has been digitised we will, after contacting you, edit into the opening credits of the film a dedication, with wording agreed with you, in memory of the person or organisation you have chosen.

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