Activity 3 – Oral history

The importance of real history

In any community there is an enormous repository of local historical knowledge in the memories of its citizens.  There may have been some momentous event in the past which affected many people; or there may be just a memory of when some particular building was demolished or built.

During the second and third years of the project we will be setting out to capture the memories of our villagers.   We will employ a professional to train up volunteers to undertake the work of meeting people and assembling this oral history.   Once again we will be engaging with local schools and with the Skelton History Group to assemble a priceless archive.

If you are interested in getting involved with this work, either as one who conducts the interviews or one who donates their memories, please visit our volunteer page.