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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200
Memories of 1930's. Working at Lebus's during WW1 And went to Woolwich Arsenal to be patriotic - sacked as she was too young. Second interviewee Cuffley Zeppelin mother said it was somebody's mother's son killed (p2 / p7 transcript).
22/05/1985
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Interview date: 22/05/1985
201
Women's Festival
03/10/1987
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Interview date: 03/10/1987
202
Women's Festival
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203
Women's Festival
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204
cabinet making (self recorded tape)
27/10/1988
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Interview date: 27/10/1988
205
for 'Come on you O's' exhibition
12/12/1987
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Interview date: 12/12/1987
206
final version of 205
12/12/1987
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Interview date: 12/12/1987
207
for 'Come on you O's' exhibition
12/12/1987
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Interview date: 12/12/1987
208
report on museum and Walthamstow village
18/11/1987
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Interview date: 18/11/1987
209
Dairying exhibition at the museum
01/12/1987
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Interview date: 01/12/1987
210
Conscientious Objecting, Furniture Making and work history
11-2-1988
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Interview date: 11-2-1988
211/A
Recall Tape Claybury hospital; muffin man; photographer
09/06/1905
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Interview date: 09/06/1905
211/B
memories of area, Cuffley zeppelin; varied family and work history
05/02/1987
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Interview date: 05/02/1987
212
Bakers
20/05/1986
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Interview date: 20/05/1986
213
Furniture making at Austins, West Indian staff, piano trade
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214
Palace Musical Theatre Walthamstow, WW2 , Doodlebugs
27/09/1988
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Interview date: 27/09/1988
215
evacuation
26/04/1989
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Interview date: 26/04/1989
216
Polio; childhood in hospital; treatment. BOOK
01/11/1988
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Interview date: 01/11/1988
217
Recall Tape
01/10/1986
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Interview date: 01/10/1986
218
Tandem riding in Epping Forest
24/07/1986
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Interview date: 24/07/1986
219
08/06/1905
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Interview date: 08/06/1905
220
Mr born in Vestry Rd
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221
recall tape query evacuation. BOOK
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222
recall tape
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223
recall tape
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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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