SAN Remo residents and visitors are being invited to bring out their old mementoes, memories and photos in a project to record the characters and culture of San Remo’s past.
There is a collective knowledge about the early settlers, the fishing and farming days, and locals can identify special places. I’ve heard many stories about seeing bands like Skyhooks play locally and people love to share their episodes of misadventure. All this is what makes the character and characters of San Remo.
People have amazing old photos, and relics that need to be documented and shared. San Remo doesn’t have a museum so the focus is on digital documentation.
The project begins next Saturday with a day where people can drop by, have a cuppa, register their stuff and stories and share with others. The next step will be to sort through the contributions, collect more information and make 10 key stories to share digitally.
After this first project we hope that there will be community interest in continuing to document and share San Remo’s history.
“For now, we need our community to come out with their stuff and stories to make it happen. We would also like to hear from volunteers interested in documenting history for the Stuff and Stories project.
San Remo Stuff and Stories is on Saturday, April 29, at the San Remo Recreation Hall
from 10.30am-noon and 2.30pm-4pm. Bookings are not required and refreshments will be available. Inquiries: Kirsty Mawer on 0459 494 666.
Kirsty Mawer, of the Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo is one of the Stuff and Stories volunteers.