In December 2009 I spent the day with people who live in and around Kingshurst for a project commissioned and run by Solihull Libraries Heritage and Local Studies Service. Part of the morning was spent interviewing pupils from Kingshurst School. The rest of the day I had the privilege to run a film making workshop with some of Kingshurst’s older residents. I call it a privilege as it really felt special to indulge in chatting with them about their memories of the area and its development over the past six decades. They got involved both in front and behind the camera, showing that age is no barrier to getting some hands on experience of film making!
We were lucky enough to be able to use a selection of photos collated by local resident Stan Tarrant to provoke some really interesting discussion. The result of the workshop is a lovely selection of interviews, illustrated by Stan’s photos of the area over the years.