Oral history workshop and Green Fields Beyond

FREE Oral History Workshop on Friday 16th October at Boston Guildhall from 10.30 – 3.30pm, lunch will be provided. This workshop is funded by the Explore and Discover Boston project as we are keen to get volunteers trained to record people’s memories of the town. The training will be delivered by Colin Hyde from the East Midlands Oral History Society and will help to give you practical skills with getting the best out of recording memories. The Explore and Discover project now has two Dictaphones available to loan to groups.



Can you help share stories?

 Working with young people (age 18-25) this project is researching the life and times of women in Lincoln during World War 1, particularly those who worked in the early tank factories like William Foster & Co and others.  Who were those women and what was life like for them and their families in wartime Lincoln? These are just some questions the Green Field Project wants to find answers. 

With the support and training from BBC Radio Lincolnshire our young volunteers would like to interview people who can share stories, anecdotes and family connections from this period.  We are interested in both the social and work life of the women who helped keep the country going during the Great War. We can organise small discussion groups or one-to-one chats, which are very informal but will be recorded for research purposes.  All of our research will contribute to a resource that will be shared with local heritage organisations and BBC Lincolnshire.

This project has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Visit Lincolnshire.

Get in touch with us if you think you can help!

Contact details: fetedaycontact@gmail.com