Dean Heritage Centre have an opening for a new volunteer on the Oral History project. Help is needed cataloguing the unique collection of recordings from the 1980s to 2000s. Digitising & cataloguing them will not only preserve the audio recordings but also enable access to a wide range of people. The recordings are interviews of Foresters talking about various aspects of their lives in the Forest of Dean. They are fascinating to listen to and reveal what life was like in the Forest fifty to a hundred years ago. People talk about their experiences in mining, forestry, various industries, childhood, schools, growing up, shopping, towns and villages, Forest dialect and much more. Being involved in this project gives you the opportunity to learn about Forest history in a personal way, learn new skills and be part of a friendly team.
Contact Collections Officer Nicola Wynn by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 01594 822170.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!