Museum of Stories: Bury Park

Museum of Stories: Bury Park

The Museum of Stories: Bury Park app contains twelve mini audio dramas, each lasting 5-10 minutes and inspired by real people’s experiences of the area. They were created in partnership with Bury Park communities past and present, who also perform the plays. Each story is pinned to the location in Bury Park, Luton where it actually happened.

The stories range from the 19th century founder of Bury Park, one Charles Mees, right up to the contemporary story of a young optician who only recently came to Bury Park from Pakistan for her own safety. Almost every decade of the 20th century is represented, with memories of the queues outside the Empire Cinema in the 1930s, a World War Two story, a story about the thriving Jewish community in the 1950s, another remembering the National Front marches and local resistance movements of the 1980s, and yet more about the snooker clubs and halal chicken joints of the 1990s. There’s even a real-life ghost story!

Museum of Stories: Bury Park app
Museum of Stories: Bury Park app

You can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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