As part of developing our skills of capturing and recording heritage, we knew we needed to practice our photography and what better event to photograph for a cricket heritage project than the finals of the Bradford Mutual League! We arrived with plenty of time to spare so we were able to take photos before, during [...]
To experience another way to research and display heritage, we went to Blackburn Museum to see their exhibitions and learn more about their galleries and what they had on display. The first gallery we visited display lots of old and different cotton machinery. This was relevant to some of us as our grand-parents or even [...]
Heritage isn’t all about dusty books and recording people talking about the past, TV and radio can also play a part in letting others know about heritage so we paid a visit to not one but two radio stations, Asian Fever FM and BBC Radio Leeds. Visiting both in one day meant we had a [...]
So we know how to record Oral Histories, now we need to know where to put them! The following week we made a visit to the Bradford Local Studies Library which houses the West Yorkshire Archive Service to learn more about how a City Archive works and about archiving heritage material in general. For our [...]
We had some more interview technique training before we went out and interviewed people for real!
Our Oral History training was held on the 2nd of July, it was taught by the Oral History Society. Our Oral History training started off with a presentation from Michelle, a lecturer from Sheffield University. She spoke about what oral history is, how important oral histories are and how to conduct interviews. Michelle also presented [...]