Originally established as a military base, it’s been the place where thousands of local children have enjoyed a holiday, and where many people have been to a festival, practiced their art, camped, or even got married.
As plans to change the current purpose of the camp are debated and discussed we are supporting the Maker and Rame Community Interest Company to preserve Maker’s rich social history and capture the stories about it that still exist in peoples’ memories.
The project has been out on tour and on display during 2018 at Maker Camp, House of Fraser, Devonport Library and The Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe. In 2019 it has been displayed at Central Library and Plymstock Library. The aim is to collect more stories from people who have an affinity with Maker. These stories will continue to inform the project and will be form part of a Maker Memories archive.
The project will feature in a community gallery space in The Box, Plymouth once it’s opened in 2020.
Blog posts and news releases
PRESS RELEASE - 11 July 2019: The 'Maker Memories' community engagement project that’s been supported by The Box has won two national awards.