Memories Exchange interviews
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Level: Sub-Fonds
Oral History Recordings
Level: Sub-Series
Memories Exchange interviews
Scope and Content:
Oral history interviews conducted with current and former residents of Harwich and Dovercourt. Most interviews discuss the flood in 1953. Other topics include the Second World War; schooling; childhood memories; work; and impressions of the town. Some photographs of the participants were included in the deposit.
Dates of Creation:
24 recordings
Archivist Note:
Catalogued by SJM, May-June 2015.
Custodial History:
These oral history interviews were recorded predominantly by David Whittle on behalf of the Harwich Society between 2004 and 2014. They were collected to create a 'Memories Exchange' oral history sound archive for the Society, following an 'Oral History Week' of recording interviews conducted in July 2004 (SA 49/1/1).

Copies of the recordings were deposited with the Essex Sound and Video Archive in December 2014. Some of the files were edited at the time of cataloguing to create continuous recordings for each interview.
It is expected that more interviews will be deposited as the project continues.
System Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically, as far as possible. Each item encompasses all recordings made at one sitting, though in some cases this includes more than one file.
Most participants transferred their copyright to the Harwich Society Oral History Archive. Contact the Harwich Society prior to using interviews for broadcasting on radio, television, or non-ERO website.
Physical Characteristics:
The recordings and accompanying photographs were originally deposited as digital files on a TDK DVD-R.
Originals Location:
Harwich Society

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Place Names Dovercourt Memories Exchange interviews
Place Names Harwich Memories Exchange interviews
Document Types Sound recording Memories Exchange interviews