On Monday, February 18, 2019, Dale and I attended a Memory Mug Up organized by the Torbay Public library and the Torbay Folk Arts Council. We were invited out to host the session which saw community members sharing stories about their school days. The Mug Up focused on the students and staff of the Old Northside School and St. Michael's Convent School in Torbay.
|Three teachers, and a group of students outside the Northside School, Torbary. 1953-1954|
Over 30 people came out to share stories about their school days. These included stories about the long trek to the outhouse and learning about indoor plumbing, bringing splits to school for the fire, dance demonstrations and recollections of school plays at the Parish Hall, and school field trips all the way to Bowring Park in St. John's.
As part of the event we also digitized a number of photographs the community members had brought to show the group. There were photographs of playground games, field trips and picnics, classrooms, and school concerts and graduation ceremonies.
If you want to learn more about how to run a Memory Mug Up in your community check out our easy how-to-guide or contact Dale Jarvis at 739-1892 ex. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org