Project Description

Welcome to Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots. This exhibition is the result of a year-long project offering an opportunity for community members from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to share their experiences of living, working and raising their families here in Bideford and the surrounding parishes.

Telling Our Stories, Finding Our Roots is a community heritage and oral history project exploring the stories, memories and hidden histories of multicultural Bideford. The exhibition features a series of photographic portraits, oral history interviews, and a curated collection of personal artefacts featured together in a display case within The Burton Museum.

It is the result of a year-long project which asked Bideford’s diverse communities to share their experiences of living, working and raising their families in the town and surrounding parishes. It aims to share and celebrate their voices, their heritage, and their personal life journeys.

The exhibition has been made possible with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Burton at Bideford.