On the 8th of November, approximately 400 people came to Weston Park Museum in Sheffield to join us for the Memories of Reading event. It was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, and ran as one of a number of events organised by social science researchers at the University of Sheffield. For the whole day, visitors of any age could play games, crack codes, and share their stories. Particularly popular was the loom band table, where children used letter beads to make word and name loom bands, and the telegraph ticker, where everybody could try their hand at Morse code. The "Guess the Decade" game had literacy sources from the past 100 years which needed sorting according to decades - a football programme, a poster for the Titanic, a WW2 rations book, an etiquette guide, and a copy of Harry Potter were just a few of the resources that had people talking about reading through the decades. Below are just some of the pictures from the day - thank you to all parents who allowed us to share them with you! The day also gathered another 20+ "Memories of reading" for the research project - if you would like to add yours to the database, you can do so here.