Spreading your stories by bike

NRHN 131011 Sally Lemsford and Sally Newham meet with Derbyshire folk at Sutton Scarsdale Hall. The pair say their mobile museum made at least 400 people smile on their travels.

NRHN 131011 Sally Lemsford and Sally Newham meet with Derbyshire folk at Sutton Scarsdale Hall. The pair say their mobile museum made at least 400 people smile on their travels.

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TWO Amber Valley artists have finished their tour of Derbyshire – and now they are planning to share the stories they have gathered.

Sally Newham and Sally Lemsford from South Normanton and Codnor Park respectively were awarded a £1,000 grant from Derbyshire County Council to tour the area on bikes and gather a host of quirky personal stories from locales to place in a mobile museum.

Now the artists plan to use the website Geochache to spread the stories. Geocache users literally bury item-filled capsules and post its co-ordinates online for other discoverers to find.

The two Sallys will place the stories in tins and hide them around the county as a sort of treasure hunt for people to find.

“It’s a novel way to share these stories and keep them alive,” said Sally Lemsford, who hailed the pair’s county tour a huge success.