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Tales from the River: Oral History Training 7th September 2021

September 7, 2021

Tuesday 7 September, 1000-1600

Brandon Engine House, Brandon Country Park,

Bury Road (B 1106), Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0SU


Tales from the River: intro to Oral History collecting

The trainer will introduce oral history, issues to consider, how to plan, prepare and conduct an interview, using the equipment and a chance to practice, and an introduction to editing software.

We will follow the training with a discussion on how we can take the project forward and organise gathering stories and oral history recordings on swimming and other river recreation.

No previous experience is needed. This is an opportunity to develop skills and to put them into practice to delve into the rich history and wealth of memories of watery outdoor activities in the Brecks area.

If you already have some experience in doing research or oral history then come and explore this fascinating area of history.

Come and be part of a team of volunteers to discover and gather some interesting stories and material.

Volunteers can claim travelling and essential expenses and there will be support from the project including holding further discussion and training sessions if needed.

We will need some help in finding people who have any stories, memories, folklore,old maps, photos or films about outdoor swimming and other watery recreation in the Brecks and would be willing to be interviewed about these or to tell us about them.

If you would like to get involved and book a place email: