John Godber Centre 110th Anniversary
To help a long-established, local community centre celebrate its 110th anniversary, we designed heritage interpretation, created supporting literature and engaged the local community to create a ‘montage of memories’ from users who had taken part in events during the Centre’s history.
In 1906, using a commemorative spade that now features as the focus of the heritage displays, Rev. Canon John Godber (after whom the community centre is named), cut the first sod of ground, signalling building work to begin on what would become his lasting legacy.
Working with key stakeholders and the wider Hucknall community, we researched Rev. Canon Godber’s story and incorporated it into an interpretive display that takes pride of place in a newly refurbished reception area.
Significant refurbishment works leading up to the 110th anniversary afforded the Centre a new take on its offer and this was communicated to the local community in a celebratory leaflet, anniversary open day, and on-street events in the town centre.
The materials and event ensure the John Godber Centre will continue as ‘the first choice event venue’ in this thriving north Nottinghamshire town.