MP Rosie Cooper is backing a Skelmersdale Photographic Project being proposed by Glasball Arts Projects.
The West Lancs MP has written to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Chief Executive stating her support for the Skelmersdale project that aims to recognise the history of Skelmersdale as a new town.
The project will create a new photographic collection of Skelmersdale, created in collaboration with the local community, providing an extensive photographic history of the town, something that is not currently available.
The project, run by Glassball Arts Projects, plans to engage with Skelmersdale’s various community groups, collect audio and video content, and hold drop-in events and exhibitions throughout the project.
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“As the MP for West Lancs this project has my total support. I believe that Skelmersdale as a town and as a community would benefit enormously from the process and the final outcome of this project.
“Skelmersdale recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a new town and has seen West Lancashire College open its new £42 million state of the art campus. Combined with the planned redevelopment and regeneration within the town, I believe there is real merit and opportunity in this project taking place now.
“I believe the story of Skelmersdale New Town deserves to be told.”