Sound Archive

Posted in Site Updates on Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Oral History Recordings

  • Oral history interviews conducted with current and former residents of Harwich and Dovercourt.
  • Most interviews discuss the 1953 floods. Other topics include the Second World War; schooling; childhood memories; work; and impressions of the town.

 

  • Interview with Beatrice (Bett) Calver (nee Smith) about her life in Harwich, including her experiences of the Second World War and the 1953 flood.
  • Recorded by David Whittle for the Harwich Society. 6 November 2012.

  • Interview with Royden Moore and his wife about their lives in Harwich.
  • Recorded by David Whittle for the Harwich Society.

  • Interview with Pam Lacey about her life in Harwich, particularly her memories of the 1953 flood and her work at the Co-operative Society store.
  • Recorded by David Whittle for the Harwich Society.

  • Interview with Brenda Evans about her life in Dovercourt and Parkeston. Recorded for the Harwich Society.
  • Interview with Stan Delves about his memories of his time at Parkeston Quay.
  • Recorded by David Whittle for the Harwich Society.

 

  • Interview with Ruby Cooper-Keeble about her life in Harwich, including her experiences of the 1953 flood.
  • Recorded by David Whittle for the Harwich Society.

  • Interview with David Stokes.
  •   David began work as a deck boy on the ss Duke of York.
  • After promotion to ordinary seaman, he was on the ship collided with the Haiti Victory in 1953.

 

The Essex Record Office can preserve your old recordings, or provide talks and training on oral history and sound archives. To find out more about the services we offer, visit our website: www.essexrecordoffice.co.uk/services/so…o-services/

 

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