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Shoebox Stories

A collection of digital stories about keepsakes made by visitors to the BBC Wales Open Centres - plus Schools Shoebox Stories made by young storytellers.

We all have objects that we treasure, objects that reveal a little about us. Sometimes the most simple item can have a meaning far beyond its appearance.

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  • White' Latin DictionaryLingua Latina

    Russell Travenen Jones
    "Latin, a rare subject on the school curriculum in Wales these days"
  • cragen (shell)Dwy Ynys / Dau Hanes

    Marian Delyth
    "Peth rhyfedd yw'r ysfa ynom i gasglu cregyn."
  • house painted on driftwoodMy Life as a Winklepicker

    Gill Ogden
    "We ate crabs, borrowed potatoes, and winkles."
  • hand painted celebratory bowlAnniversary

    Oliver Morys
    I met Sam, we fell madly in love
  • IllustrationsJelly Cooper

    Lynne Thomas
    "When I was little all I wanted to do was be an author."
  • How Charming?How Charming?

    Claire Duthie
    "Overflowing with curious objects, desparate each to tell a story of their own."
  • Our JessOur Jess

    Ailsa Richardson
    "I would beg her to tell my fortune with the playing cards."
  • The box with note.The Note

    Selma Chalabi
    "I remember opening the box and seeing inside it a note."
  • teddy bear30 Years of Love

    Lal Lourie
    "Here's Teddy, love of my life."
  • Tudor DaviesSail and Steam

    Tudor Davies
    "Hard man in a hard life, and a wet one too!"
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About Shoebox Stories

Using the latest in new media technology contributors create their very own one-minute film which reveals the stories behind their treasured objects. They can be moving, funny, charming and even surreal, but each Shoebox Story is as unique as the storyteller who made it.

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