17 October, 2020



The Memory Bank

Memory is the faculty of the brain by which data or information is encoded, stored, and retrieved when needed. It is the retention of information over time for the purpose of influencing future action. A heritage and culture pilot project, exploring past and present stories, with a toe dip into the future and glimpse towards our utopian dreams for the high street. Different elements of the project are linked by a themed aesthetic of a (memory) bank, in an optimistic pop art tone. 

The work will link people’s perception of Weston, and its built heritage and historic environment, with cultural activity as a mechanism to engage creatively

From September 2020 to February 2021 we will  

  • map the picture of potential for community and cultural engagement with heritage 
  • invite communities to share and gain a deeper appreciation of the culture and historic environment of Weston 
  • maximise the opportunities for online/ digital platform public engagement with culture and heritage 
  • develop inclusive content to enable all to experience interaction with Weston’s historic environment 


Over to you …

Do you have memories of Weston-super-Mare to share with us? After all, it’s people that make a place…

We would love you to be part of this project! 

Tune into a zoom memory banking convention, led by Bank Manager extraordinaire Megan Clark-Bagnall. Broadcast LIVE from a Weston heritage building, directly into your home, this online workshop is all about sharing your memories of Weston-Super-Mare, no matter how dated they might be (last week or last decade). Be inspired to get creative with your memories…  

To accompany the workshop, you will receive a crafty welcome pack, posted to your home address, which includes lots of creative resources to get your hidden histories flowing.   

Video messages from a team of award winning national artists, will take you through each crafty step of the resources inside your pack, to help you unlock your history. Look out on Social Media for more info on these.

If you would like to be part of The Memory Bank project, please contact us now at and earmark Saturday 17th October as Memory Banking day in your diary!

Thanks to Historic England and North Somerset Council’s Heritage Action Zone for making The Memory Bank possible