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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Nick Hayes
09/04/2019
Interviewer: Nick Hayes
Interview date: 09/04/2019
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Alice Mackay
05/06/2017
Interviewer: Alice Mackay
Interview date: 05/06/2017
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St James Street Project
Ed Torpey
16/03/2017
Interviewer: Ed Torpey
Interview date: 16/03/2017
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St James Street Project
Felicity Hall
01/06/2017
Interviewer: Felicity Hall
Interview date: 01/06/2017
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St James Street Project
Rosa Ryou
24/04/2017
Interviewer: Rosa Ryou
Interview date: 24/04/2017
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St James Street Project
Daniel Shannon-Hughes
27/04/2017
Interviewer: Daniel Shannon-Hughes
Interview date: 27/04/2017
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St James Street Project
Rosa Ryou
13/10/2016
Interviewer: Rosa Ryou
Interview date: 13/10/2016
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St James Street Project
Jenny Coumbe
12/07/2017
Interviewer: Jenny Coumbe
Interview date: 12/07/2017
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St James Street Project
John Kruse
16/03/2017
Interviewer: John Kruse
Interview date: 16/03/2017
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St James Street Project
Felicity Hall
10/05/2017
Interviewer: Felicity Hall
Interview date: 10/05/2017
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St James Street Project
Felicity Hall
21/07/2017
Interviewer: Felicity Hall
Interview date: 21/07/2017
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Robert Wilkinson
Interviewer: Robert Wilkinson
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Nick Hayes
21/11/2019
Interviewer: Nick Hayes
Interview date: 21/11/2019
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Gravity Well brewery in Leyton. Details of setting up, beers, brewing styles, marketing, customers.Gravity Well brewery in Leyton. Details of setting up, beers, brewing styles, marketing, customers.
Mike Custance
20/01/2020
Interviewer: Mike Custance
Interview date: 20/01/2020
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Nick Hayes
12/02/2020
Interviewer: Nick Hayes
Interview date: 12/02/2020
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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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