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THIS REPORT COMES FROM THE JOURNAL OF THE ORAL HISTORY SOCIETY ENGLAND AUTUMN  2014 VOLUME 42 NO.2

 

FROM ALICE BOOTH : THE `SPEAKING VOLUMES: STORIES OF LIVING WITH HIV IN BRIGHTON ` PROJECT NOW HAS A WEBSITE FEATURING STORIES COLLECTED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2013 AND MARCH 2014 FROM PEOPLE IN SUSSEX LIVING WITH HIV. PARTICIPANTS ATTENDED CREATIVE WORKSHOPS USING ART AND STORYTELLING TO LOOK AT THEIR SELF IMAGE AND JOURNEY WITH HIV.THEY WERE THEN INTERVIEWED ,AND THE EDITED INTERVIEWS CAN BE HEARD BY CLICKING ON BOOK COVERS ON THE WEBSITE .SOME STORIES ARE ACCOMPANIED BY IMAGES DRAWN BY THE PARTICIPANTS AT THE WORKSHOPS ,OTHERS HAVE SOME TEXT CHOSEN BY THE SPEAKER .

 

CONTACT : ALICE BOOTH ,` SPEAKING VOLUMES` PROJECT MANAGER AND DIRECTOR ,TEL 07733 028 434 ,website www.speakingvolumesproject.org

THE REPORT COMES FROM THE  JOURNAL OF THE ORAL HISTORY SOCIETY .AUTUMN 2014 VOLUME 42 NO .2  

 

THE HISTORICAL DIVING SOCIETY (HDS) HAS STARTED COLLECTING AND RECORDING ORAL HISTORIES OR RETIRED DIVERS WHO HAVE A STORY TO TELL ABOUT THEIR  TRAINING, EQUIPMENT AND EXPERIENCES .THE RECORDINGS WILL BE DEPOSITED IN THE HDS LIBARY HOUSED IN A SECOND WORLD WAR AIR-RAID PROTECTION (ARP) BUNKER IN GOSPORT TO MAKE THEM AVAILABLE FOR FUTURE RESEARCH .SELECTED RECORDINGS WILL ALSO BE USED IN THE DIVING MUSEUM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY BATTERY NO 2 STOKES BAY ,IN GOSPORT .

 

FURTHER DETAILS : HISTORICAL DIVING SOCIETY ,website www.thehds.com

 

 

NEWS OF THIS PROJECT COMES FROM THE JOURNAL OF THE ORAL HISTORY SOCIETY ENGLAND . SPRING VOL 42 NO.1

 

NEWS OF THE EARLY PESTALOZZI CHILDREN PROJECT ,AN INDEPENDENT ACTIVITY ORGANISED BY WILLIAM EIDUKS AND LEN CLARKE ,FORMER RESIDENT CHILDREN OF THE PESTALOZZI CHILDREN`S VILLAGE IN SEDLESCOMBE , EAST SUSSEX ,DURING IT`S EARLIEST YEARS .

 

`THE AIM OF THIS PROJECT IS TO GATHER, PRESERVE AND RELATE THE STORY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE PESTALOZZI CHILDRENS VILLAGE WHO ARRIVED BETWEEN 1959 AND 1965 .IT AIMS TO RECOVER THE  EUROPEAN AND EARLY TIBETAN CHILDRENS STORY, AS FAR AS POSSIBLE , THROUGH ORAL HISTORY RECORDINGS AND OTHER RELATED RESEARCH .WE HOPE THIS TO BE A LEGACY FOR US FORMER CHILDREN OF ” THE  VILLAGE ” AND OUR DESCENDENTS . ALSO, BY GATHERING THIS STORY ,WE WILL NOT ONLY DEMONSTRATE WHAT A REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE IT WAS BUT ALSO CONSTRUCTIVELY PRESENT THIS INFORMATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHER ,RELEVANT RESEARCH . OUR HOPE IS TO RECORD THE PAST TO INFLUENCE THE FUTURE `.

 

THE PESTALOZZI CHILDREN`S VILLAGE WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED TO BE A SURROGATE HOUSE FOR CHILDREN FROM DEPRIVED BACKGROUNDS. `AT FIRST IT WAS PLANNED PRIMARILY ,FOR EUROPEAN REFUGEE CHILDREN IN GERMAN DISPLACED PERSONS (DP) CAMPS FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR ,ALONG WITH A SMALL NUMBER  OF BRITISH CHILDREN. IT WAS FOUNDED BY JOHANN HEINRICH PESTALOZZI ,AN 18TH – 19TH CENTURY SWISS HUMANITARIAN .THE ENGLISH VILLAGE FOLLOWED THE EXAMPLE OF A SIMILAR COMMUNITY IN SWITZERLAND , AND WAS INTENDED TO CARE FOR THE CHILDREN RIGHT THROUGH THEIR EDUCATION `

 

FURTHER INFORMATION : WEBSITE  www.earlypestalozzichildren.org.uk/about-the-project

BUNCTON CHAPEL , WISTON, WEST SUSSEX . DATE : SUNDAY 10TH OF AUGUST 2014 .

YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AT A DOWSING VISIT TO BUNCTON CHAPEL .THIS FASCINATING AND ANCIENT CHAPEL IS NEXT TO WISTON TEA ROOMS WISTON ,WEST SUSSEX ,JUST OFF THE ROAD BETWEEN THE WASHINGTON ROUNDABOUT AND STEYNING .MEET AT 2PM AT THE CHAPEL OR 1PM FOR LUNCH AT THE TEA ROOMS .

DAVID CHARMAN IS THE CONTACT .         TEL :07754780553     E-MAIL : energyviewin@fsmail.net

“FREE TIME, OUR STORIES “, A REPORT IN ORAL HISTORY JOURNAL , SPRING 2014 .

THE ARTS AND EDUCATIONAL CHARITY digital  : works  HAS RECIEVED A GRANT FROM THE HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND TO EXAMINE HOW PEOPLE`S LEISURE ACTIVITIES HAVE CHANGED OVER THE LAST 60 YEARS . “FREE TIME ,OUR STORIES “WILL ENABLE YOUNG PEOPLE TO COLLABORATE ON AND SHARE WITH THE OLDER POPULATION A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES LEADING UP TO A FINAL EXHIBITION ,A WEBSITE , THE PRODUCTION OF AN APP AND THE CREATION OF A NEW ARCHIVE .

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN SKILLS IN ORAL HISTORY RECORDING AND WILL ALSO LEARN ABOUT ARCHIVE CREATION AND CURATION. THROUGH THE MOBILE PHONE APP, digital:works  AIMS TO CREATE A” WALKING MUSEUM ” AROUND DORCHESTER ,ENGAGING A WIDER SECTION OF THE POPULATION WITH THE LOCAL HISTORY OF SPECIFIC SITES

THE PROJECT WILL WORK WITH DORSET COUNTY MUSEUM AND THE DORSET HISTORY CENTRE ,AS WELL AS LOCAL SCHOOLS AND ORGANISATIONS FOR OLDER PEOPLE ,INCLUDING THOMAS HARDYE SCHOOL , AGE UK ,DORSET AND DORCHESTER PARTNERSHIP OLDER PEOPLE (POPP) ,IT HOPES TO FORGE NEW RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE ,THEIR SCHOOLS AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES , THE ARCHIVE MATERIAL WILL BE STORED AT DORSET HISTORY CENTRE .

CONTACT : JOE STEVENS . digital:works PARTICIPATION WORKER , TEL :07784 874 112

E-MAIL : joe@digital-works .co.uk  WEBSITE  : www.freetimeourstories.org.uk

WHY NOT START AN ORAL HISTORY PROJECT IN YOUR AREA , ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY CAN JOIN IN AND ACHIEVE AN ORIGINAL  PIECE OF LIVING HISTORY FROM EYE WITNESS ACCOUNTS. PAT CARTER ORAL HISTORIAN . 17TH JULY 2014 .

STRIKE : THURSDAY 10TH OF JULY 2014 . NUT ,UNISON , UNITE, GMB , PCS , FBU  : PORTSMOUTH HAMPSHIRE .

 

THE 10TH OF JULY WILL SEE THE BIGGEST OPPOSITION TO THE POLICIES OF CUTS AND AUSTERITY SINCE THE 30TH OF NOVEMBER 2011 .THE STRIKE WILL UNITE TEACHERS, COUNCIL WORKERS ,CIVIC SERVICE WORKERS AND FIREFIGHTERS IN THE FIGHT FOR PAY, PENSIONS ,CUTS AND EXCESSIVE WORKLOADS .

THERE WILL BE A JOINT TRADE UNION RALLY AT 12 NOON IN THE GUILDHALL SQUARE AND A PROTEST MARCH THROUGH COMMERCIAL ROAD, RETURNING TO THE GUILDHALL SQUARE FOR CLOSING SPEECHES .

WE HAVE SEEN THE MOST PROLONGED CUTS IN LIVING STANDARDS SINCE THE 1870s . WE HAVE SEEN THE TOP 1000 BILLIONAIRES AND MILLIONAIRES IN BRITAIN INCREASE THEIR WEALTH BY 13% LAST YEAR ALONE . THE WEALTH OF THESE 1000 IS EQUAL TO ONE THIRD OF UK GDP !

THE 10TH OF JULY WILL BE A DAY OF PROTEST AGAINST THE RICH GETTING RICHER AND THE POOR GETTING POORER . YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE ON STRIKE TO GET INVOLVED .COME AND JOIN US . MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD .

CONTACT : JON WOODS , PORTSMOUTH AGAINST THE CUTS TOGETHER CONVENOR FOR MORE DETAILS . TEL : 07921 775828 .

 

GRAYLINGWELL HERITAGE    CHICHESTER WEST SUSSEX ENGLAND 2014

THE GRAYLINGWELL HERITAGE PROJECT IS A COMMUNITY BASED HERITAGE AND ARTS PROGRAMME THAT IS EXPLORING THE HIDDEN HISTORIES OF THE GRAYLINGWELL HOSPITAL FROM 1894 TO THE PRESENT .

THIS YEAR LONG PROJECT INCLUDES A VARIETY OF EVENTS ,COMMUNITY ARTS WORKSHOPS ,RESEARCH AND HERITAGE TALKS AND ORAL HISTORIES .

TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE YOUR MEMORIES , STORIES , OBJECTS OR PHOTOGRAPHS .

YOUR CHANCE TO HELP SHAPE THIS COMMUNITY PROJECT .

CONTACT : e : heritage @chichestercdt .org .uk    www.graylingwellheritage .co.uk   tel : 01243 697 072

SPONSORED BY : THE NATIONAL LOTTERY    HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND    CHICHESTER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST   PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY  WEST SUSSEX RECORD OFFICE   UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER               LAUNCH SPONSORED BY   : LINDEN HOMES .

 

GET INVOLVED IN AN EXCITING PROJECT THAT EMPOWERS PEOPLE , AND THAT WILL BRING ABOUT A  CHANGE FOR THE BETTER ,ON  HOW OUR  SOCIETY VIEWS MENTAL HEALTH .  PAT CARTER ORAL HISTORIAN .

 

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