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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349
Coronation Gardens
05/06/1997
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Interview date: 05/06/1997
350
pubs - Gardeners Arms E17
Robert Wilkinson
01/04/1996
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 01/04/1996
351
Stevens flower shop; Britains toys;
Robert Wilkinson
17/06/1997
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 17/06/1997
352
Stevens flower shop
Robert Wilkinson
15/07/1997
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 15/07/1997
353
Stevens flower shop
Robert Wilkinson
13/08/1997
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 13/08/1997
354
Britains toys
12/08/1997
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Interview date: 12/08/1997
355
Coronation Gardens
17/04/1997
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Interview date: 17/04/1997
356
pubs - Woodhouse Tavern
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357
off licence - Beulah Rd
02/03/1998
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Interview date: 02/03/1998
358
off licence - Beulah Rd
16/03/1998
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Interview date: 16/03/1998
359
off licence - Beulah Rd
25/03/1998
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Interview date: 25/03/1998
360
off licence - Beulah Rd
25/03/1998
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Interview date: 25/03/1998
361
Coronation Gardens
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362
wash day; women working; bringing up children
27/03/1998
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Interview date: 27/03/1998
363
Leytonstone life; school days
Oriel Wiiliams
28/04/1999
Interviewer: Oriel Wiiliams
Interview date: 28/04/1999
364
Walthamstow school and work (chemical industry)
Oriel Wiiliams
04/05/1999
Interviewer: Oriel Wiiliams
Interview date: 04/05/1999
365
Shoemaking
21/06/1905
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Interview date: 21/06/1905
366
Shoemaking
21/06/1905
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Interview date: 21/06/1905
367
CG, fire brigade, pubs, see also 20
July 1997
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Interview date: July 1997
368
CG, shoemaking, social
04/07/1997
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Interview date: 04/07/1997
369
CG, shoemaking, social
10/07/1997
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Interview date: 10/07/1997
370
CG, silver band, November 1997
24/11/1997
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Interview date: 24/11/1997
371
Coronation Gardens, June 1997
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372
Coronation Gardens, 1997
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373
Coronation Gardens, April 1997
22/04/1997
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Interview date: 22/04/1997
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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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