We cannot say it enough but thank you to all of our Street Life volunteers who were involved in research, training, oral history interviews, tour dates, socials and all round making the project a complete joy to be involved in. We could not have had such a successful project without our volunteers and the work you have produced is fantastic.
"I've rediscovered my confidence in engaging with the public - which had diminished over recent years."
"The oral history part is essential for recording memories which will soon be lost, and would be hard to capture in other ways."
"The greatest thing I learned about the project was about the people and the lives they lived, their social life and Church life and how they worked well together at this difficult time in the Nation's life."
"I look at my own town differently…enjoying local history…starting to look at my own family history."
"I saw many children that were very interested and the exhibit seemed to spark an interest in both the history of the local area and WW2."
"The impact on me has been to help me to feel more integrated into the locality, and to appreciate how important this area was during the war."
"I think by taking the gazebo into the community it is making local heritage accessible to people who might not normally be interested."
We had a lovely day out in October 2016 with some of our volunteers at the Museum of East Anglian Life. A special thank you to Darren and Josh for being excellent tour guides for the day!
"...the main components of history are not things but people"
George Ewart Evans
Successful training Day for our volunteers
Our volunteers took part in a successful Introduction to Oral History Training Day where they were taught...