Pull up a Sandbag in East Riding Libraries
Wed, 06 Nov 2019

In the lead up to Remembrance Day 2019, East Riding Libraries want to raise awareness of the military community in the area and are hoping to share stories from members of staff who used to be in the armed forces on their website and social media channels.

Until Friday, 15 November, there will be opportunities at various East Riding Libraries to tell a short story in person or online about time in the military. It can be from those who served, those who are still serving, partners, children, extended family, or family history. It could be just a picture and a short story of someone’s medals.

Gary Smith, digital services officer (libraries) at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Whether you are a veteran, a friend or family member, please come along, pull up a sandbag and tell us your story. No topic is out of bounds; both funny and serious are most welcome.”

The sessions will use the ‘Chatter and Natter’ tables as drop-in and chat sessions in libraries, and will be held at:

Saturday, 9 November


Goole Library

Monday, 11 November


Bridlington Library

Monday, 11 November


Driffield Centre

Friday, 15 November


Beverley Library

Gary Smith added: “If there is enough content at the end of the project, we will consider collating it into a booklet and making it freely available as an eBook download.”

Stories and images can also be submitted online at https://eastriding.typeform.com/to/oV6rLb 


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