Four residents from a Hanover Scotland development in Tarves have contributed to a local tapestry project which depicts the community, past and present.
Margaret Sheridan, Jessie Simpson, Margot Britton and Nellie Rae, all residents at Hanover Court in Tarves, took part in the project which has been organised by Tarves Heritage Project.
Last year, the community project invited locals of all ages to take part in creating tapestries portraying the story of Tarves.
Mrs Simpson decided to depict their housing development in Tarves by weaving the Hanover Scotland logo. Other designs include:
- Mouse by Nellie Rae
- Mouse Stealing Wheat by Nellie Rae/Jessie Simpson
- Prop of Ythsie by Margot Britton
- Roadside Flowers by Margaret Sheridan
Work started on the Tapestries in July 2017 with volunteers from Tarves Heritage visiting residents to speak with the residents about what it was they were looking for. Residents were asked to create something that they thought was relative to Tarves and surrounding areas. The individual tapestries were then mounted and a private viewing was offered to those who had taken part in April 2018.
Jessie Simpson said: “All four of us were very proud to have taken part in creating these tapestries. It means a lot to us and we are honoured to have taken part. We hope that other people who see these tapestries now and in the future enjoy them and the insight in to the local communities that they give.”
Michelle Kidd, Hanover Court’s sheltered housing manager, said: “The residents have really enjoyed taking part in this project. There is so much detail in some of the tapestries you could stand and look at them for hours and still notice something different when you see it again.”
“This kind of activity just shows how much our residents are involved in the local community in Tarves and the surrounding area.”
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Notes to Editors
The pictured attached shows the different tapestries along with the residents who created them.
About Hanover Scotland
- Hanover is one of Scotland’s largest housing associations for older people, managing more than 5,000 properties for tenants and owners and providing services to more than 40,000 people.
- Hanover Scotland’s Hanover Court development is made up of 26 flats and cottages and is quietly but centrally located in the village of Tarves.
- Hanover manages X developments in Aberdeenshire. In total they have X properties within the area.
- Our housing stock includes sheltered, very sheltered, housing with care, amenity and general needs properties.
- Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association Ltd is a Scottish charity (SC014738) and Registered Property Factor (00140).
- More information can be found here: www.hanover.scot/