As part of our expansion of our Connecticut town pages, we are going to add town memory pages, with photos, history and memories of their towns submitted by readers. We for quite awhile have been reading the town groups on Facebook many of which begin “You grew up in” followed by the community, or similar wording. In those groups we have seen some great photos of their towns and some notable memories of the community.
One such conversation sparked this idea for this page. Almost a year ago someone brought up one of my favorite high school teachers and a thread followed with wonderful memories of this man. As things happen in these groups the conversation got pushed further and further down the page until it was lost. A few weeks back someone brought up the teachers name again, and I and a few others chimed in once again, but the vast majority of the memories were not displayed. The same thing happens with some of the wonderful historic photos that people share. They scroll off the page and into history.
The memory pages are designed to provide a place where the information won’t scroll off into obscurity. If you have memories of someone in your town that made a difference in your community, or a place that meant something to the people of the town, or have a memory of a historic event in your town that you would like to share, we want to make a place for it. Here is our first page added to a town, which will be fleshed out more with time.
We are looking for people to share their town memories with others. Those that want to share a person, place, event or photo that was important in your town you can email it to us at memories contact.