Our project is a way of preserving our local history. We cannot emphasise strongly enough how vital it is to collect personal recollections and memories of local people, otherwise information will be lost like precious antiquities.
We would like to record what it was like to live in particular decades in our town. Current and former residents can provide an insight of earlier times, linking the past, present, and future and giving continuity.
We regard everyone’s contribution as valuable. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who lived here during the Second World War, but all decades are relevant to us.
We may not think our story valuable, but others will do in the future and after all, no one can ask after we have gone! The stories of the individuals are eyewitness accounts and evidence of local happenings.