Coastal Communities Oral History Project
Under the guidance of Oral History expert Rib Davis, this project brought together 42 stories from residents on the Marsh thanks to amazing group of volunteer interviewers. Telling their stories and tales of why they came here, if originally from outside the area; and why the Romney Marsh is so special to them.
Resulting from the considerable efforts from a small group of volunteers, the recordings of interviews were turned into stories and printed in a new book ‘Life on the Fifth Continent’. An audio version of the stories also formed part of the publication in the form of an accompanying CD
Highlights and Legacy: Achieving community engagement and interviews during the pandemic. A lasting legacy with ‘Life on the Fifth Continent’ in book form and audio and downloadable on our Resources tab
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 email@example.com for further information.
Visit the volunteering page to find out more about getting involved with Fifth Continent projects.
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.
To find out more including how to get involved contact the project team.