Coastal Communities Oral History Project

 

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The Oral History project will capture the development of the caravan parks and how Romney Marsh attracted holiday makers to become full time residents. There is a wealth of historical information in the area and through this project we will be able to preserve this for the future generations of Marsh Residents.

Coastal Communities Oral History Project contributes to Rediscover project theme.

There will be opportunities for people to be trained in interviewing techniques as well as editing. We will be looking to the community to help capture the memories of their family, friends and neighbours.

The New Coastal Communities project is looking for local people who would like to be involved in capturing memories and experiences about life on the Marsh and how the tourism industry grew over the last century. If you would like to be part of this exciting project and are interested in either being interviewed or becoming an interviewer please contact  rib.davis@kentwildlife.org.uk for further information. 

Visit the volunteering page to find out more about getting involved with Fifth Continent projects.

2018
Jun 2018

Interviewers trained

Eight volunteers attended the training and are now preparing to start interviewing local people.  If you have childhood memories about holidaying on the Marsh or want to share with us your experiences about life in the coastal communities please get in touch.

May 2018

Training – Collecting Oral History

A 1-day training session on collecting oral history is taking place twice in late May. See What’s On page for details.

May 2018

Presentation – 100 Years of Tourism

16 May – Presentation by Christine Waterman looking into the history of how the Marsh became a popular holiday destination. See What’s On for more details.

Apr 2018

Training in collecting oral history

A 1-day training in collecting oral history is being prepared, with the event being organised to take place twice in late May. See What’s On page for details.  

Feb 2018

Research has started

Research into the origins of the Caravan Parks and Coastal communities is currently being carried out, prior to interviews getting started.

Update Feb 2018:

Research into the origins of the Caravan Parks and Coastal communities is currently being carried out, prior to interviews getting started.

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It is planned to create a number of short films about Romney Marsh during the life of the scheme and this will include recording the progress of the projects. Go to the film footage page to get details of the films we have produced so far.

 

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To find out more including how to get involved contact the project team.