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16th Jun, 2021

SOBBS delighted as Brine Memories come flooding in

THE ORGANISERS of the Droitwich Brine Memories project which was launched two months ago say they are thrilled with the response they have received so far with plenty of people getting in touch.

Those memories of people who worked or used, not only the St Andrews Baths but also the Royal Brine Baths, are now being recorded after the appeal was featured in the Standard two months ago.

The results are being captured as oral histories, written reports, blogs, video clips and YouTube broadcasts.

They are being shared at brinememories.org.uk and via the Brine Memories Facebook page and Twitter page. At the end of the project the recordings and any memorabilia will be preserved by the Heritage Centre.

And a ‘Before the Brine Memories….’ exhibition will take place at Droitwich Heritage Centre from Monday, May 17, to July 16.

It will provide a historical backdrop to the project and show some fascinating pictures from the opening of the first bath in 1836 to the closure of the last one in 2008. Opening hours are from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Another exhibition to share the town’s brine memories is scheduled at the end of this year or at the start of 2022.

The project is being led by Save Our Brine Baths (SOBBS) which is campaigning to bring back the attraction.

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