We’re thrilled to announce that the Living Memory Association, Edinburgh’s Reminiscence Centre, has moved its photo archive onto Edinburgh Collected (www.edinburghcollected.org) where it is searchable alongside other community photographs and memories of Edinburgh.
The Living Memory Association have been collecting old family and personal photographs donated by members of the public since 2002. Most are of Edinburgh, and the majority are from the 20th century, but the oldest photographs date from 1850.
Some people might wonder why they’ve collected family photos and snaps of everyday life – images of family life, childhood, work, recreation, school and holidays?
Well, simply because they are ordinary. The archive is a celebration and a record of the richness of ordinary lives, lived, quite often, through some extraordinary times.
You can now explore over 2500 images in the Living Memory Association’s archive of personal memories online on Edinburgh Collected.
Read more on this story on the City of Edinburgh Council’s News blog.