Residents of the retirement village plan a photographic exhibition

Residents of OneCare’s The Manor Gardens retirement village are leading a different community art project.

As part of the City of Launceston’s ABCDE Learning Site Project, the settlement’s residents’ association is seeking the help of the wider Launceston community to create a photographic exhibition exploring the history of Kings Meadows.

The exhibition will be presented at the Manoir’s Bruce Davison Center, the establishment’s common room and regular meeting place. President of the Manor Gardens Residents’ Association, Steve Coull, said residents chose ‘It’s About Time’ as the title of the exhibit.

“Recently we had the Bruce Davison Center repainted and the thought among residents was that we would appeal to the community of Launceston to put old photos of Kings Meadows and nearby areas on display,” Mr Coull said. .

“We thought it would be a great idea to bring people together through an exhibition of old photographs of the suburbs at different times in the past.

“There are a lot of older people in the Kings Meadows area and we hope they can visit and see the photos and remember where they were and what they did in the past, and can share those memories. with their family and friends.”

Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten congratulated residents on their project.

“Community initiatives like this are the essence of the City of Launceston’s Learning Site Project — a grassroots approach, using the community’s own ideas and passion,” said Mayor van Zetten.

“I look forward to seeing the results of the exhibition and hope that people across Launceston will dig through their archives and find photographs of Kings Meadows that can be displayed.”

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Michael E. Marquez