Children, with their tutor and volunteers from Westfield Technology College, aided by Joe Stevens, researched the heritage of Weymouth Pavilion and made this film. More than 50 children aged seven to eleven filmed the interviews themselves, which were then put on to a DVD. They also carried out practical investigations into the historic uses of the building, which was once named The Ritz, by looking at books and old newspapers.
You will hear local people in the area who can remember using the Pavilion and who remembered it burning down in 1954. The film offers a personal view of the Pavilion's heritage.
Nerys Watts, South West Regional Manager for the Heritage Lottery Fund said “This is yet another example of what the younger generation can achieve given the opportunity, and how the exploration of their heritage has enabled these young people to develop a greater sense of identity, and an appreciation of the diversity and breadth of their heritage, which they are sharing with a wider audience.”
This project happened in 2007 and more about this project has now been archived here; digital-works.co.uk/pavilionpast/