Teenage years explored at Royston Museum

PUBLISHED: 10:13 15 April 2016 | UPDATED: 10:19 15 April 2016

Royston museum curator Jenny Oxley.

Royston museum curator Jenny Oxley.

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Everyone has a story to tell about their teenage years, and now Royston Museum wants to hear from members of the public, to hear how life has changed for adolescents in the town.

The exhibition will document how life has changed for Royston teenagers over the years. The exhibition will document how life has changed for Royston teenagers over the years.

In the museum’s collection of Royston Crow newspapers, they’ve found lots of adverts from the 1950s and 1960s for dances held at the town hall.

Museum curator, Jenny Oxley, said: “Who remembers jiving along to Raye Du-val, the world marathon drumming record holder or The Laurie Grey Four and his All Star Combo?

“We’ve got reports of 16 and 17-year-olds joining the RAF and lots of happy smiley faces from youth clubs going on outings.

“What did you do for fun? What did you see at the Priory Cinema? What memories do you have of the Green Plunge Swimming Pool?

The exhibition will document how life has changed for Royston teenagers over the years. The exhibition will document how life has changed for Royston teenagers over the years.

“We want to hear from anyone who was or is now part of a group for young people.

“Sports clubs, scouts, guides, bands, and any others. Tell us what you did as part of that group. Did you make lifelong friends?

“This is your chance for your memories to become a part of the museum’s next temporary exhibition.”

Covering decades as far back as they can, the museum team will be seeing how life has changed and what being a teenager was like back then, compared with how things are today.

The exhibition will document how life has changed for Royston teenagers over the years.The exhibition will document how life has changed for Royston teenagers over the years.

Jenny added: “We’d love to hear from anyone who grew up in Royston or who spent time here when they were a teenager and those who are spending their teenage years in the town right now.”

Everyone who gets involved will be invited to the opening day in May.

Contact the museum on 01763 242 587 or assistant@roystonmuseum.org.uk with anything you would like to share.

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