East Midlands Oral History Update
The latest news from the East Midlands Oral History Archive.
This autumn has seen EMOHA adding two videos to its YouTube site. Those of you in Leicester who remember the City Challenge scheme of the 1990s may be interested in our video of the redevelopments in 1996/7 - while anyone who drove up the A50 to Coalville in the 1980s may remember the old village of Bardon which was demolished in 1989 to enable the local quarry to expand. Also of local interest is BBC Radio Leicester presenter Tony Wadsworth's memories of the night in 1949 a Great Central train landed in his father's back garden.
A series of interviews to mark 90 years of the British Legion has come to an end. All the information gathered will be kept at the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland and you can find out more about the project here - http://www.leics.gov.uk/britishlegion
A new project, Village Voices, has recently started. Leicestershire County Council Heritage Wardens, under the guidance of EMOHA and Dr Diane Davies of the University of Leicester's School of Education, will record people across the county to investigate local accent and dialect. Find out more by clicking here .
If you're interested in Leicestershire's history you might want to think about becoming a friend of the Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust to support their work. Have a look at the wonderful work they are doing on their website where there are details of how to be involved - http://www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/counties/leicestershire - or you can contact Julie Attard, Project Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you who know the Jewry Wall Museum in Leicester there is now an audio guide which has been created by the Friends of the Jewry Wall with technical help from EMOHA. Have a listen by clicking here .
In September it was with regret that EMOHA waved goodbye to the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) when they left the University of Leicester for a new home at the University of Lincoln. EMOHA and MACE shared offices for five years and benefitted from shared contacts and areas of work, so we shall continue to stay in touch and promote the work of audio visual archiving in the region. News about MACE can be found on their website - http://www.macearchive.org/ - where there are details of some great new DVDs such as 'ATVLand in Colour' and the forthcoming 'Nottingham on Film'.
The Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester is hosting 'Electrifying the City: Spaces and Places for Electricity in Twentieth Century Britain' on 19 November 2011. More details by clicking here
Jennifer Russell is in the Kettering area and has 2 x Coomber 393 cassette recorders which need a new home. They may need replacement drive belts which cost £3 - £4 from Maplin. Jennifer writes that she would be willing to deliver locally or could possibly deliver to Leicester. Contact email: email@example.com
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