Tales from Bygone Bedford – 5 December

Are you interested in recording memories of wartime Bedfordshire? Then why not join us for a free oral history training session at Bedford Central Library on Saturday 5th December.

Jonathan Draper of the Norfolk Sound Archive and Nick Patrick from Eighth in the East will be leading workshops which explain the importance of oral history, how to record audio interviews and how to log them for future use.

Volunteers can expect to develop many new skills during the process, including an introduction to interviewing and transcribing techniques, and gaining experience in audio recording within the exciting world of oral history.


 Men of the 8th USAAF at RAF Thurleigh  l to r Sewald, Big Smitty, Hufnagle, Little Smitty, Edward Fox.

We need good listeners of all ages,  regardless of experience or preexisting knowledge,  to help us record the testimonies of the characters who were witnesses to the Americans in East Anglia in the Second World War.

The session is completely free and will be held in the Meeting Room on the 3rd floor of the library between 10.00 and 13.00

Places are limited and will allocated on a first come first served basis. Email [email protected] OR [email protected] to book your place

You can find out more about our work over on the oral history page of this site.