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Centenary celebrationWattstown Institute

The Workmen's Institute in Wattstown opened in 1910 but fell into disrepair during the last decades of the twentieth century. Local residents and the Communities First team raised the funds for renovations and last year it re-opened as the Community Centre.

A 30 minute film was made to celebrate the building's 100th birthday on June 10th 2010.

The vivid memories of those who had used the Institute at different points in its life were collected. Local primary school children developed a story that linked these memories together to tell the story of the Institute through the century by imagining that their invisible friends needed rescuing after an accidental time-slip back into 1910.

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Extracts from the film

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