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Vulcan XH558 being taxied onto the runway

Vulcan XH558 on the runway

Memoryshare: What Is It?

Compile a record of life from 1900 to the present day with the BBC Memoryshare project. But what is it?

The first of its kind, the BBC Memoryshare project invites you to help create a day-by-day account of life from 1st January, 1900 to the present day.

What is it?

Over the next few months Memoryshare will gradually piece together an intriguing picture of social history from across the UK, based on your experiences.

You can post a memory or observation relating to any event on any day from 1900 onwards. It doesn't have to be a big thing - it's just whatever has stuck in your mind for one reason or another.

You can:

:: Post memories which relate to any location in the world (it doesn't just have to be based in Lincolnshire).

:: Post a memory of an important event, whether personal (your wedding, the birth of your first child) or public (what you were doing when Diana died, how you felt during the Cuban Missile Crisis).

:: Post a memory of a small event, even if you don't think it seems important (blackberry picking, your first pet, getting your ears pierced).

:: Write as much or as little as you like, whether it's 50 or 500 words.

:: You can also comment on other people's memories.

Get some ideas

Need your memory jogging? Have a look at this list of things which might spark a memory for you:

:: The coast and seaside memories ::

Holidays, Bullins, caravan and camping, your favourite B & B's, lifeboats, days out on the train, sandcastles, buckets and spades, Gibraltar Point, seaside wildlife, the seals at Donner Nook.

:: Your firsts, lasts and in-betweens ::

Pet; car; scooter; bike; house; baby; nightclub; concert; date; cinema; love; drink; illness; kiss; school; best friend; crush; birthday parties; childhood memory; job; football match; toy, graduation.

:: Sport ::

Lincoln City FC, Boston Town FC, Grantham Town FC, Gainsborough Trinity FC, Motorbikes at Cadwell Park, Burghley Horse Trails, Speedway in Boston, Carholme Racecourse.

:: Weather ::

Floods January 1953,  Floods 2007.

:: Music, Entertainment and Films ::

Clubbing in Lincoln, nights out at Theatre Royal in Lincoln, Beatles in ABC, Jimi Hendrix at the Gliderdrome, Bardney Festival in the 1960's, the Ritz in Lincoln in 1980's, Comedians at the Pavilion or Embassy Centre in Skegness, the Dunes Theatre Mablethorpe, Engine Shed in Lincoln, Wrestling at the Drill Hall in Lincoln, Roller-skating at the Cornhill. Were you involved in any of the movies filmed in Lincolnshire like the Da Vinci Code, Pride and Prejudice, Memphis Belle, Middlemarch, Possession.

:: RAF ::

WW2 to present day, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Red Arrows.

:: Places and buildings ::

Lincoln Cathedral, Boston Stump, Windmills across the county, Gunby Hall, Burghley House, Belton House, The Collection Engine Shed, Gainsborough Old Hall, Ascoughfe Hall, Skegness Pier,  St Mark's Station.

:: Big local, national and international events ::

The Millennium; Royal visits; nuclear power protest at Fulbeck, Bradford Fire, Diana dies; Partition 1947; 9/11; London bombings; Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis; Britain at war with Afghanistan and Iraq; The Falklands; Charles and Diana's Wedding, 1981.

Get started!

If you aren't already registered with the BBC, click on 'Add a Memory' on the right hand side of this page. You will then be taken through the registration process. Please note that registration does not mean you will be subjected to endless emails from the BBC - you will only receive emails in relation to maintaining your log-on.

Once you've added your basic details, you'll receive an email which you'll need to send back to confirm your email address.

As soon as your address is confirmed, you're free to add as many memories and comments as you'd like to share.

last updated: 22/03/2008 at 14:50
created: 01/10/2007

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