Geoff’s diary – history projects, exercise and more
Back by popular demand - Ageing Better Middlesbrough member Geoff Kerr Morgan.
Hello everybody. I hope you haven’t all gone stir crazy during lockdown.
It would be interesting to find out what you have been doing to keep your mind and body occupied during these strange times. I have found different activities to get involved with, including community incentives, history projects and exercise.
In June I attended the Black Lives Matter gathering in Middlesbrough. I found the event really uplifting and it was led by some amazing young people.
I hope everyone gets behind the Black Lives Matter movement because it’s really important.
As many of you know, I love my history too. I’m excited to say I’ve been invited to join a ‘History of Consett Steelworks’ group.
They are going to meet up with myself – and others from Teesside – to work on joint activity around Cleveland archives, so I’m really looking forward to that.
I’ve also been busy on Facebook. If you have an account, have a look at my ‘Vikings across the North East’ page. We have lots of members who post interesting facts, so if you love your history too, it’ll be right up your street.
Have you been doing any exercise over the last few months?
I’ve recently been doing laps around Stewart Park and I’ve been walking into Middlesbrough town centre, which has really kept me fit.
You should give it a go. It’s quite therapeutic and you feel great once you’ve had a bit of fresh air.
Finally, I officially became a pensioner (aged 66), so I’ve been looking forward to getting my bus pass. Unfortunately, Middlesbrough Council only have limited services at the moment, so I’ll have to wait a while longer. When I do get it though, I’ll be travelling all over the place.
I hope you have taken a little inspiration from this piece. It would be great to see everyone partake in more outdoor activities and gatherings when things go back to normal. Until then though, take care.