Volunteer Duties: Attending some of our reminiscence events, and/or help us at public events when we aim to collect stories of women’s involvement in the campaign to save Black Country canals in the 1960s or 1970s.
Training on Tuesday, 17 September, at Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust, Birmingham New Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB
Collect stories at our public events and reminiscence events”:
– Saturday & Sunday,
21-22 September, noon-5pm, at Tipton Canal Festival, Tipton Town Centre, DY4
– Tuesday, 15 October from 10am-12.30pm, at Tipton Library, Unity Walk, Owen Street, Tipton, DY4 8QL
– Saturday & Sunday, 19-20 October, 10am-5pm, at Bonded Warehouse Open Weekend, Stourbridge, DY8 4LU
– Saturday, 26 October from 2-5pm, at Titford Pumphouse, Engine Street, Oldbury, B69 4NL with Birmingham Canal Navigation Society
– Wednesday, 20 November at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, at the Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust, Birmingham New Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB
Training Opportunities: Training on Tuesday, 17 September, at Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust, Birmingham New Road, Dudley, DY1 4SB
This is a one-day workshop for volunteers who want to be involved with recording for ‘I Dig Canals’. You don’t need any previous experience – the aim of the day is to meet new friends and learn new skills. We will be discussing oral history and its value, having a go with digital recorders, practicing planning and preparing interviews and making some short recordings about people’s canal experiences. Hopefully you will end of the day with the skills and confidence to undertake some of your own interviews at future ‘I Dig Canals’ events.
The day will be run by Julia Letts, an accredited trainer for the Oral History Society.
Expenses: Travel expenses available
Region: West Midlands
Contact Name: Nadia Stone
Closing Date of Project: May 2020