A new project is helping a group of ex-Rover workers record their memories of five years ago when 6000 jobs were lost at the plant in Longbridge.
Retooled is helping the workers build a website of stories about what it was like for them on the day the closure was announced and what happened next. The aim is that, in time, the website will become an interactive, open resource for others facing redundancy and job losses.
The group have joined together for the first time today and taken part in an initial session at Moseley Exchange. B<31 will be keeping an eye on how the project develops.
The project is supported by the Arts Council, Birmingham City Council, Hello Digital & Talk About Local, and is due to fully launch on 25th July 2010.