Do You Have Story About WWI in Camden? Digital Drama has been in touch to see if we can help them find people who would be willing to tell their story, or their family’s story for an upcoming exhibition.
‘I am getting in contact concerning a First World War heritage project in the Borough of Camden over the summer. The project involves an exhibition about a WWI building, the Shakespeare Hut, that was set up in 1916 on the corner of Gower and Keppel Street, to offer rest and recuperation to soldiers who were in London on leave from the frontline. The Hut has long been forgotten, and we are putting on the exhibition to tell people its fascinating history.The reason that I am emailing you is that as part of the project we are recording audio oral histories with borough residents who would like to share their own family stories about the First World War; this is typically people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, whose parents or grandparents were alive during 1914-18, and who remember a story or anecdote about their relatives’ experiences during wartime. So it could be someone who had a parent or grandparent in the armed forces or a reserved occupation, or who lived through the war on the Home Front, for example.I … would be very grateful if you could let me know whether there might be the opportunity for me to contact local residents to see if anyone might have a personal family story about WWI and would be interested in taking part in the project.Best wishes,AlisonAlison Ramsey
So, if you’re interested – get in touch with Alison at Digital Drama using the details above. And please pass on the word to older friends, relatives and neighbours. Exciting! 😉