Oral History News!

Wednesfield History Society has received a National Lottery grant of £8,800 for an exciting oral history project – Preserving and Sharing Wednesfield’s Heritage.  The project will explore the life experiences of people who have lived in Wednesfield over the whole, or part of, the past 80 to 90 years.  This period has witnessed a huge amount of change in the area from a pre-war semi-rural environment, to modern urban sprawl; from decaying gentrified farms to very little agricultural land usage at all except that carried out by hardy allotment keepers; from small industry, to large-scale industry, to industrial decline.  Only those who have lived through this experience can reveal the lost heritage to those who can now see little vestige of it – that is, to younger members of the community and to people new to the area.

For further information, or to participate in the project, please contact Wednesfield History Society at info@wednesfieldhistory.org

Update – 9th July 2019

This project is now drawing to a close.  In early August, a free booklet will be available presenting the outomes of the project and its role in Preserving and Sharing Wednesfield’s Heritage.

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