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In Conversation With The Past

Bill Lock was born deaf in 1910 into a well-known Romany family who travelled throughout the Borders and Shropshire.

The Lock family settled in Clun in the 1950s and Bill became an important part of the community.

To discover Bill's world, disabled artist Nicola Lane interviewed some of the many people who remember him - including 92 year old Clunton farmer Harry Collins who employed Bill and knew him well. Memories of Bill are still strong; but as Mr Collins says, it will be 'all gone' after his generation have passed.

Nicola's film aims to celebrate Bill's long life and the vanished world in which he lived and worked. Film maker, Nicola Lane, was awarded the commission to create the film, as part of a joint commission in partnership with DASH and Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, as part of the IN (Disability Arts IN the Mainstream) project, funded by Arts Council England.

Sunday 12th July at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

2pm - 3pm. Admission is free but tickets must be booked through the Visitor Information Centre.