Greetings from inside the castle walls of Conwy!
Three months in, can you believe it? Time flies when you're having fun! Here at Pogim, we've been beavering away on our exciting Heritage Project and what we're learning (apart from the myriad of stories about food in Conwy over the years) is that organisation is key.
On the first of the month, Hally and Sarah were interviewed by BBC reporter for Conwy, Chris Dearden (follow him on twitter here @C_Dearden)
Chris posesses the incredible skill of putting people at ease. We didn't feel like we were being interviewed, it felt more like we were swapping stories with a friend - and WOW does Chris ever have stories. That man is a well of knowledge when it comes to Conwy. It was a great experience (THANKS CHRIS) and we'll be keeping in touch with Mr. Dearden in the coming months and inviting him along on our events to see how we're getting on.
Part of our project is not only exploring archived information but listening to people's individual memories as well. A friend of ours has loaned us a few books to peruse and we've been finding some really interesting photos of Conwy's rich history and discovering the different food shops that were floating around in yesteryear.
Below is a picture of what is now the bakery (that we'll be visiting soon) and sweet shop on Castle Street.
You can find more photos like this in a book called The Spirit of Conwy:1 by E.M. Pattinson.
We'll be visiting Aberconwy House and we're told that old photohgraphs have been donated to the house from local families who have been living in the area for generations. Our Aberconwy House event will involve being some of the first to go through these photos and hopefuly unearth old memories of food in Conwy.
On Shrove Tuesday we had a pancake party (of course) with our team, ate way too much and rifled through more books. You can watch what we got up to below.
Ever stopped in at Popty Conwy Bakery? Cakes as big as your face, no word of a lie. Next week we get to wander over to Popty Conwy Bakery and watch how they make their delicious breads and treats and talk to them about their family business and the history behind it. Can't wait!
Until next month friends, enjoy the sunshine and why not take a stroll through Conwy? You might run into me and I'd be more than happy to share a cake with you.
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