1. Being on the 'front desk' welcoming the older people and directing them to the right room.
2. Being on the 'welcome desk' talking them through the various consent forms they needed to sign.
3. Scanning images that people may have brought in.
4. Assisting photographer Elizabeth Doak in taking portraits.
5. Interviewing older people working with sound recordist Paul Farrington & Nimbus co-director Carina Westling.
6. Generally chatting with newcomers and helping with the essential cups of tea etc.
The pupils were give a hand out of questions related to the different themes to assist them during the interviews. These proved a useful prompt and help keep the interviews on point.
The pupils who had participated in the previous memory day noted that it felt easier second time round.
Can you describe what Brighton was like for you as a teenager?
What made you happy/giddy as a teenager?
What's your favourite teenage memory?
What's your favourite teenage hobby/what did you do in your spare time?
Questions around particular themes:
Music and Dancing
Were you into music in your youth? Have you any stories around going to a particular dancehall/venue in Brighton?
Why was/was music important to you and your friends?
Did you have a favourite venue in Brighton?
Can you describe the club/dancehall in more detail the atmosphere/what people were wearing, how did it feel to be there?
Were friends important to you growing up as a teenager?
Have you got any funny/exciting/scary/giddy memories related to you and your friends?
What did you and your friends do on the weekend?
Did you and your friends ever get into trouble?
Love and Romance
Did you fall in Love in Brighton?
Have you any stories to share about love and romance in Brighton?
What was it like when you were a teenager if you liked someone romantically? Did you go on dates?
Was the cinema a place for love and romance?
What did you do to find love, how did you people people?
Fashion and identity
Was fashion important to you?
Were you part of any sub groups or gangs? - eg mods/rockers
Was how you looked an important part of your identity when you were a teenager?
What kind of things(in fashion/culture) influenced what you wore/how you acted/how you spent your spare time?
Did you spend time on the beach with your friends? - what kind of things did you do?
Were there any special events/activities that took place on the beach/seafront that you can remember?
Did you go to the beach at night?
What was beach-life like when you were a teenager?
The Longhill pupils had fun making group portraits with Elizabeth.