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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Interview date
 
546
Jewish project, Boundary Rd synagogue
Katrina Finch
Interviewer: Katrina Finch
Interview date:
547
Jewish project
Katrina Finch
Interviewer: Katrina Finch
Interview date:
548
cycling
Wendy McLean
Interviewer: Wendy McLean
Interview date:
549
cycling
Wendy McLean
Interviewer: Wendy McLean
Interview date:
550
Hawker Siddeley
Robert Wilkinson
14/11/2009
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 14/11/2009
551
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552
Robert Wilkinson
15/05/2010
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 15/05/2010
553
Hawker Siddeley
Nick Hayes
28/06/2010
Interviewer: Nick Hayes
Interview date: 28/06/2010
554
Alfred Bonney; Sylvia Eaton; Zoe Ravenswood; group - cinema, changes
Nov 2009, various dates
Interviewer:
Interview date: Nov 2009, various dates
555
Lorelyn Lewis; Colin; anon - recordeed at Afro-Caribbean Elder Assn, Greenleaf Rd, impression of arrival etc
25/11/2009
Interviewer:
Interview date: 25/11/2009
556
Dick Dyche - cinemas, theatres, transport, swimming pools, war
11/11/2009
Interviewer:
Interview date: 11/11/2009
557
Rose Bennett, Pat Shirley, Eric Bennett - Linford Rd, Wood Street, war, housing, Cooper Avenue, Rossi Ice Cream
Nov & Dec 2009
Interviewer:
Interview date: Nov & Dec 2009
558
Jenny Hammond's son
15/09/1993
Interviewer:
Interview date: 15/09/1993
559
cinema working around East London
David Boote
12/01/2009
Interviewer: David Boote
Interview date: 12/01/2009
560/1
Pubs - interviewed in Rose and Crown E17
Robert Wilkinson
18/08/2010
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 18/08/2010
560/10
Robert Wilkinson
05/07/2016
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 05/07/2016
560/11
Robert Wilkinson
05/07/2016
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 05/07/2016
560/12
Robert Wilkinson
09/08/2016
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 09/08/2016
560/13
Robert Wilkinson
04/10/2016
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 04/10/2016
560/14
Robert Wilkinson
04/10/2016
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 04/10/2016
560/15
Robert Wilkinson
04/12/2016
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 04/12/2016
560/16
Robert Wilkinson
31/01/2017
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 31/01/2017
560/17
Robert Wilkinson
14/06/2017
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 14/06/2017
560/18
Robert Wilkinson
08/08/2017
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 08/08/2017
560/19
Robert Wilkinson
08/08/2017
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
Interview date: 08/08/2017
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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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