December 2020 - Young historians trained up!

Helen Foster passes on her oral history skills
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Young historians captivated!
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Girls from Asquith Primary School training as oral history researchers

Just before Christmas, as part of Mansfield Townscape Heritage historical research programme, a group of keen young historians from Asquith Primary School attended an online training session organised by Corinna Brown, Extended Services Coordinator for Asquith and Berry Hill Primary Schools, and led by Outreach Officer, Helen Foster, from East Midlands Oral History Archive. The session introduced the girls to the principles and practice of gathering stories about life in living memory, showing them how to plan and conduct interviews. Armed with their new skills, the young historians went off for the Christmas holidays with a mission to mine their family memories for fascinating stories of Mansfield’s town centre past. What will they come up with? Watch this space…

 

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