Recordings archive

WFOHW has been collecting its own material since 1983 and has recordings made by others from the 1970s; there are now more than 800 recordings. Though the Workshop is an independent voluntary group, since its inception it has had a close relationship with the Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow – the local studies museum and archive for the London Borough of Waltham Forest – where our recordings are stored.

If you have recordings – perhaps from a project you ran, or from family or friends about aspects of life in Waltham Forest – we would be happy to take them into our archive and make them available for others to share. Contact us with details of what you have.

When we began we used some of the best and worst equipment available at the time, but there are more than 400 audio cassettes in the archive which are of varying quality. We now record digitally and quality has certainly improved since 1983; most more recent recordings have been digital on accession to the collection.

Our digitisation programme is now complete, with our paper records and all the historic cassette tapes stored digitally. The Workshop’s main activities are part of the unfunded voluntary group and resources are always limited.

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Polio and Hale End hospital. BOOK
Robert Wilkinson
01/11/1988
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 01/11/1988
225
Reliance motors Hall Rd E4, motor trade
09/01/1989
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Interview date: 09/01/1989
226
Disability; polio and Hale End hospital. BOOK
Robert Wilkinson
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
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227
19/08/1988; Mrs F 14-9-1988
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Interview date: 19/08/1988; Mrs F 14-9-1988
228
life and work, London Rubber Co, & housing
04/09/1988
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Interview date: 04/09/1988
229
World War 2 evacuation and life
14/01/1984
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Interview date: 14/01/1984
230
Friday Hill
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231
life and work
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232
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233
Friday Hill
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234
Friday Hill and evacuation
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235
Friday Hill
04/03/1987
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Interview date: 04/03/1987
236
Friday Hill
06/03/1987
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Interview date: 06/03/1987
237
Friday Hill, Pubs
07/03/1987
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Interview date: 07/03/1987
238
Friday Hill
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239
Friday Hill
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240
evacuation, Norfolk
21/02/1989
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Interview date: 21/02/1989
241
Ensign Cameras
23/02/1989
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Interview date: 23/02/1989
242
Ensign Cameras,
13/03/1989
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Interview date: 13/03/1989
243
Ensign Cameras
13/03/1989
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Interview date: 13/03/1989
244
Ensign Cameras
05/04/1989
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Interview date: 05/04/1989
245
Ensign Cameras
06/04/1989
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Interview date: 06/04/1989
246
disability, family life, Joseph Barrett school. BOOK
20/02/1989
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Interview date: 20/02/1989
247
BOOK
08/03/1989
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Interview date: 08/03/1989
248
Stanmore Cripples Training College, Wells toymakers. BOOK
30/03/1989
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Interview date: 30/03/1989
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This is a regularly updated database of recordings made by WFOHW since 1983, and including some other recordings made by Vestry House Museum since 1970.

If you would like to find out more about specific recordings, listen to them, or consult the paper records then contact us.

Use of our recordings is regulated by our Condition of Use; you can check these here.

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