Oral History Interviews
Liz was born in 1949 in Mid-Somerset Norton, which was a small country town. She played outside in the cul-de-sac where she lived. Cars were not an issue, there was traffic but not much. Gerry was born in St Andrews, Fife in 1945, before moving to Aberdeen, which was where most of his childhood memories were, when he was about 8, or 9 years old.
On this oral history interview you can hear memories of Sydney Hall & The Shield Club, two place he managed in the 70s and 80s. He also mentions The Regal in Portland. Talks about how Bingo used to be hugely popular, with Sydney Hall in Weymouth and The Regal on Portland both being bingo halls.
On this oral history interview you can hear memories of growing up in Sherborne, Dorset and travelling to Dorchester, Yeovil or Crewkerne for his leisure […]
On this oral history interview you can hear further memories about playing and growing up on Weymouth seafront. Of going to Milk bars; of mods […]
On this oral history interview you can hear memories of growing up in the Fordington area of Dorchester. Of going to the girls primary school in Icen […]
On this oral history interview you can hear the memories of an x-Mayor of Dorchester talk about his early life in the town. What did […]
As part of this project we are in the process of making an app, which will run on smart phones and tablets. This app will […]
Young people at Thomas Hardye School have built a modern version of a go-kart. This will be on display at our Free Time exhibition at Dorset County […]
Action man and accessories have been loaned to us for display in the upcoming Free Time exhibition. Also young […]
Posted on March 22, 2014As part of the freetimeourstories.org.uk project young people from Thomas Hardye School worked with two professional filmmakers to make this film about the value of […]
Posted on February 26, 2014Photographs © by Mandy Rathbone and Mary Rogers.
Posted on February 23, 2014For the opening of the exhibition, David Rogers, trustee of digital works, gave our thanks and appreciation to the many people that have been involved […]
Posted on February 19, 2014These photographs have been shared with us from Andrew Miller’s collection. Photographs by the late Harry Green, who used to be the Echo staff photographer. All photos […]
Posted on February 15, 2014Well we got the exhibition up and running….. more photos to follow…….
Posted on January 9, 2014We are now collecting objects to accompany our oral history interviews recorded as part of the Free Time, our stories of leisure. Does anyone have […]