Oral History Interviews Archive

  • https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/freetime/id913573725?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalworks51.freetime Explore the streets while listening to memories of Weymouth and Dorchester. This app contains recordings of interviews with local people in Weymouth and […]

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    https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/freetime/id913573725?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalworks51.freetime Explore the streets while listening to memories of Weymouth and Dorchester. This app contains recordings of interviews with local people in Weymouth and […]

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  • On this interview we hear Freda talk about Anniversary of George V and Queen Mary where she represented the wine industry. Wonderful fireworks display on […]

    my place was in the home and so had no leisure time

    On this interview we hear Freda talk about Anniversary of George V and Queen Mary where she represented the wine industry. Wonderful fireworks display on […]

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  • On this oral history interview you can hear memories of playing outdoors near Dalston Junction. With his family all lived in the area. Making money with Penny for the Guy and collecting glass bottles and newspapers. Moving to Victoria Park in Hackney, whole days playing football in the park. Sometimes there would be 50 or 60 kids playing.

    Free Time in London East End in 1960s

    On this oral history interview you can hear memories of playing outdoors near Dalston Junction. With his family all lived in the area. Making money with Penny for the Guy and collecting glass bottles and newspapers. Moving to Victoria Park in Hackney, whole days playing football in the park. Sometimes there would be 50 or 60 kids playing.

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  • 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.

    Two different playtime stories together; one from Aberdeen and the other from Mid-Somerset Norton

    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.

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  • 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.

    Sydney Hall & The Shield Club

    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.

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  • 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 […]

    Free Time in Dorset in 70/80s

    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 […]

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