Did your grandad fight in World War 2 as an older person? Was he involved in liberating any of the camps, cities or towns across Europe? Did your great-aunt become a nurse or join a resistance force, even when people were telling her she should start to slow down? Did your uncle or your granny march for civil rights, because they had seen what happened if you didn’t stand up for what you believed in?
As part of our Older People’s Day activities, we want to hear about the older people from the Falkirk area who have stood up for and championed human rights across the years.
We’re looking for stories and photographs of your amazing relatives, the women who were suffragettes, the people who protested the Vietnam War, who worked to change maternity law, the minimum wage, or disability rights, who helped people when many of us thought they should be starting to look after themselves.
We want to display the stories of your parents, your grandparents and great-grandparents (and even yourselves!) and the incredible things they did for other people when they were in their 50s and over.
With a display board at our Older People’s Day event in October, we want to show that older people from Falkirk have always done amazing things, in the past and now.
To submit your stories, or for further information on this project or Older People’s Day, please contact Laura Jamieson by phone: 01324 692003, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org