On Sunday 4th October ‘Voices from the Forest’ introduced its new website on the Kate Clark show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire.
During the last four years, this project has been providing oral history training and recording interviews with people who live in the Forest of Dean.
About the website
The ‘Voices from the Forest’ website showcases and hosts clips of interviews that reflect the working lives and experiences of people living in the area through the last half of the twentieth century. The recordings are a rich source of material for social geographers, social and cultural historians and those interested in the history of the Forest of Dean and the broad occupational history of the area.
The collection of recordings gathered by the project is continually growing and compliments a collection that is held at the Dean Heritage Centre, covering the first half of the century. All the recordings will eventually be held there.
We think the Voices from the Forest website is amazingly rich in the range and number of oral histories it shares! It is also easy to navigate, use and listen to.
We thank Dr Jason Griffiths and Dr Roger Deeks for the immense amount of time, including that of volunteers, that has gone into creating Voices from the Forest.
To hear Jason and Roger introduce Voices from the Forest, you can listen again to BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Kate Clark ‘brunch’ Show (available until 28th October 2020 on BBC Sounds), at 2hrs 46 mins and 3 hrs 12 min into the programme.
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!