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History Section - East Boldre Oral History Project

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EBOH has gathered and collated memories and social history from residents of the parish of East Boldre, who were born and brought up in the village. This research explores how the village has changed, from its origin as a squatter’s settlement to the present day.

EBOH has recorded and transcribed memories from residents and now the stories can be heard through listening stations which have been installed in the village. The Turfcutters Arms houses a listening station where the public can hear stories about East Boldre Characters and childhood memories (this is accessible during pub opening hours). Three further listening stations are installed in East Boldre Village Hall and School Fields Trust Hall (these are accessible by appointment). Oral history interpretation is also sited in the adopted BT kiosk at Hatchet Pond - this includes a QR codes which link to a sound cloud where audio recordings are available: https://soundcloud.com/user-510714237

Project aims:

This project has support and funding from: New Forest National Park Authority, East Boldre Parish Council, Hampshire County Council, Beaufort Trust, East Boldre Village Hall Trust, East Boldre School Fields Trust, NF Heritage Centre and New Forest District Council.


Sadly Covid 19 has temporarily scuppered our plans for a big official opening of the listening stations but we do plan to celebrate when restrictions are lifted. This has been a hugely successful project which celebrates heritage and pride in belonging to an amazing community!


Albums

Alwyn Abraham
and Mary Abraham

8 Sound bites


Barry Lowe

8 Sound bites



Cliff Harvey

8 Sound bites


Elizabeth Searle

6 Sound bites

Freda Smith

13 Sound bites


Ivor Lovell

2 Sound bites


Jan Saunders

6 Sound bites


Josie House

4 Sound bites

Justin Keen


Kevin House

3 Sound bites

Larry Abraham

9 Sound bites


Mary Abraham

Mary and Alwyn were interviewed together. Go to Alwyn's page for Mary's soundbites.


Mike Morris

8 Sound bites


Peter Jordan

10 Sound bites

Silvia Baker

12 Sound bites


Sylvie Lovell

6 Sound bites

Val Lomax

1 Sound bite


Valerie Panks

10 Sound bites

Wendy Harvey

4 Sound bites




Play Lists

Village Sports


The Turfcutters

The Changing Village


The Village Shops

Wartime Memories


School Days

Making Ends Meet


Childhood Memories

Commoning


Local Characters

The Gypsy Compound


The Natural Forest

Images of the EBOH Project in East Boldre Village Hall

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Contributors Cliff and Wendy Harvey listening to stories for the first time

Cllr Bev Hawker viewing photos of contributors - then and now

Cllr Bev Hawker using the listening station

Nicola Curzon (Project curator)


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