Young people have been investigating the 50-year history of their youth club – and their findings are being made into a film.
They are members of Door 84 in the Groves.
It has received a grant of more than £1,900 from Shout out Loud for a project, ‘Door 84 Through the Decades’.
The seven-week project focused on helping young people to uncover the hidden history of Door 84.
Experienced project workers helped them research the history of the club from 1970 – when the organisation moved to its current premises – to the present day.
They have been collecting stories from residents, previous attendees and former staff.
The youngsters also had access to online and paper archives to enable them to collect photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, and more.
And they were supported by The Saltways, a film company, and community artist Stephen Hodgkins.
The information helped produce a video with some supporting materials which will be showcased virtually this month.
Call for memories
Do you have stories, photographs, or memorabilia relating to Door 84’s diverse history?
It could be from when the building existed as a store depot for the West York Light Infantry regiment of Militia, St Hilda’s Industrial School, York Boys Club, Door 84 Youth and Community Centre or anything else in between.
Send details to [email protected] or call 01904 623177