Formed in 1984, The Living Memory Association has worked all around Edinburgh in residential homes, community centres, lunch clubs, schools, colleges, church groups and hospitals, talking to people about their lives and experiences.
From these memories, and from other materials, they have produced books, magazines, displays and exhibitions. They now have a photographic archive and have also been involved in video-making and drama projects.
The involvement and contribution of volunteers throughout this work is vital to the project. They offer many exciting opportunities to volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.
Their dedicated reminiscence room contains shelves stuff full of bygone bric a brac from 1970s platform shoes to 1920s oxo tins. They can cater for groups up to twenty. The reminiscence room is fully wheelchair accessible. There is parking outside for up to four cars.
They have a smaller room full of social history resource material and a computer where you can view their online archive.
The Living Memory Association also run their own groups in the centre but are very keen for others to use the space. Group or individuals, are welcome to come and visit.
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