Talk of the Trent

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Postcards from the Riverbank

Hello everyone!

To connect our communities during this strange socially distanced time, the Tales from the Riverbank project wants to bring everyone together to share their childhood stories of play and fun along the riverbank.

This week we are launching a new creative activity where children and their wider family can come together to write postcards to us. We want to hear from you about the games you have played, the wildlife you have seen, and the places you have explored in our many rivers throughout the decades. The postcard is easy to download (many times if you wish!) and comes with some simple instructions and ideas on how to get started.

Download and Print (A4)

What funny, interesting, or unusual memories can you share?

How many of you played in rivers and never went home with a soggy bottom, unlike myself? How many of you played poo sticks, set sail to distant climes, or found treasures in the water? Have you been fishing and caught a whopper? How different are your memories from that of your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles?

Under lockdown restrictions you might be finding home learning trying at the moment, miss reminiscing with others about your shared past, or find yourself unable to go outside into nature as you once could. I'm particularly missing talking face to face with people and traveling out to the Peak District for long walks with the dogs.

But writing a postcard could be just the tonic and a new project to keep you going.

Take a break from formal learning by releasing your imagination into little stories and arty pictures. Revisit and reconnect with nature through your favourite memories. Reach out to others in your community by telling us all about the social history of the rivers in your area.

Already we have received tales about motorbike mishaps, horseshoes being found in streams, and canoeing under bridges. Can you top that?

What are your stories?

Find the download link below and start sharing your Tales from the Riverbank.

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Support Plastic Free July with Sisters Against Plastic.

In 2018, my sister and I made a resolution to reduce our plastic use. To achieve that goal we made a year-long plan that worked really well for us. It worked so well in fact that I reduced my plastic use by 91% and Mary managed to reduce hers by 73%!

Here's how we did it...

Three Ways to be Kind. Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

Join Nicola as she explains ways to practise kindness to yourself, others and #environment on this, the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. #kindnessmatters #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Transforming Lives, Connecting with Nature with Nicola and Simon.

Join Nicola and Simon as they discuss some of the techniques you can employ to maintain your mental and physical well-being during the Covid-19 lockdown. We also learn more about the Transforming Lives and Connecting with Nature projects that Simon is leading as part of the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme and how you can get involved.

Part One - Stop! The Military Heritage of the Trent Valley.

Join Sarah and Rod as they discuss Stop! The Military Heritage of the Trent Valley, a project that Rod is leading as part of the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme. The primary focus of the project is on the Second World War defensive pillboxes that can be found along the Rivers Tame, Trent and Dove.

Part Two - Stop! The Military Heritage of the Trent Valley.

Join Sarah and Rod as they discuss Stop! The Military Heritage of the Trent Valley, a project that Rod is leading as part of the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme. The primary focus of the project is on the Second World War defensive pillboxes that can be found along the Rivers Tame, Trent and Dove.

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Tales of the Riverbank.

We want to collect memories and stories of the River Trent and River Dove, the landscape and its people, but we need your help.

We want to hear your stories, experiences and reminiscences! This is your chance to have a go at some creative writing, and let us know about your lived experiences of the landscape. This could take any form - poetry, a short story, an interview, written or filmed pieces, spoken word, pictures, "stream of consciousness", haikus, photos... the more creative the better!

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