This project was conceived by a group of young people who wanted to research the history of Barton and Eastgate Streets in Gloucester.

 Coordinated by Fairgame and with support from a Young Roots Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the young people were guided and mentored throughout the process.  Working with our project partners, Gloucestershire Archives and Gloucestershire Museum, we built up a body of research, which inspired a specially composed orchestral piece, a music track and video, a youth theatre production, an exhibition and this website.

We are very grateful to our funders, partners and supporters. 

Back in the Day has been supported by The National Lottery through the Young Roots Heritage Lottery Fund. The Music Video part of the project was supported by Of Course We Can through Active Impact.

We have also received invaluable support from our key partners, Gloucestershire Archives and Gloucester City Museum. 

Creative Team

Project Managers 

Marianne Orr
Greg Banks
Stu McDonald


Lucy Heywood
Dale Millar
Diten Vadher


Dale Millar
Natalie Remington

Music Track & Video

Nina Kirkwood
Malaki Patterson 
Barney Witts

Diten Vadher 
Nile Campbell
Ash Sturge

Bob Blunden
Omar Madar
Elise Heaven

The young people who participated in the making of the music track & video

Orchestral Piece 

Tier 5
Malaki Patterson
Tunde Jegede
Mrs Jones, Sir Thomas Rich's School
Mrs Ford, Ribston Hall High School
Members of the Orchestra from Sir Thomas Rich's School and Ribston Hall High School

Youth Theatre 

Michael Greenman
Elise Heaven
The members of the youth theatre

Graphic Design 

Barney Heywood

With special thanks to

Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucester City and Folk Museums, Gloucester Civic Trust, The Guildhall, Sarah Blowers, Ken Manns, Rob Rowland, and Rod Tandy.

Photography by Dale Millar plus additional images, most of which were sourced through our project partners. If anyone would like further information about where and how the images were sourced for this non-commercial project please contact