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‘IN OUR OWN WORDS’ EVENT – NOTTINGHAM INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM – 4 AUGUST
11.00AM – 17.00PM 2013

For All Ages. Wollaton Park, Nottingham

As part of our on-going oral history project, Local Industry Remembered, we are launching a new audio exhibition featuring the stories of those who worked in our famous local industries, or even with the actual exhibits displayed in the museum. Hear in their own words what it was like, and the experiences they had.

Between 12 noon and 1pm, several of the people featured in the audio exhibition will also be available for interviews and photographs, including:
84-year-old ‘Bob’ Stoker who worked at Raleigh alongside Sir Harold Bowden,
81-year-old Denis Ward who was Under Manager of several local pits,
Mike Stone- an expert in agricultural steam machinery,
Dave Amos- a local historian and ex-collier turned PhD holder,
John Brydon- an ex-demolitions expert who helped move and restore the museum’s famed Beam Engine exhibit when it was decommissioned.

There will be a quiz on the day for younger visitors, based on the exhibition, and they can win a prize for correct answer sheets.

“We’ve really enjoyed interviewing these fascinating people, and hope that their voices create a living legacy at the museum. There’s nothing that beats hearing how things were in people’s own words.” Kerry Ward, Volunteer

First published in 2013

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