Category: Regions

Oral history in the South West in 2020

South West Region (Garry Tregidga)  For 2019-2020 Oral History featured prominently in the Eglosyow Morek  Kernow (Cornish Maritime Churches) project that was funded through the Young Roots scheme of the former Heritage Lottery. A team of young

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Oral history in the South East in 2020

South East Region (Padmini Broomfield)  Unlike in previous years, there is less to report this time. Inevitably, the Covid19 pandemic has stalled new projects, while others have been severely delayed due to the lockdowns.   Things

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Oral history in the North West in 2020

North West Region (Rosalyn Livshin) Greater Manchester  The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust has continued to run its flagship programme, Coming in From the Cold (financed by the NLHF). This supports community heritage projects to record and

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Oral history in London in 2020

London (Sarah Gudgin)  For many, the beginning of any year holds a sense of expectation and anticipation and the start of 2020 seemed no different to any other. I was looking forward to working on

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Oral history in Scotland in 2020

by Dr Alison Chand, Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow  This year I have dealt with the following queries: January 2020 – Sian Loftus Contacted me on behalf of Aberdeen City Heritage Trust

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Oral history in Wales in 2020

Oral history in Wales in 2020 by Beth Thomas and Emily Hewitt 2020 was a difficult year to keep abreast of oral history in Wales.  It has also been a challenge for projects that have had

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Sounding Borders – oral history / creative writing

Sounding Borders was led by Scotland’s Sounds and Historic Environment Scotland with funding from the Esme Fairbairn Foundation. It aimed to raise the profile of sound collections across Scotland. The project used archived oral testimonies from people living in the Scottish Borders as a starting point, reflecting on their domestic lives, school lives, working lives and social lives in the 20th century.

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