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Why ‘hearing it’ is so important by Julia Letts

NEWS : December 12, 2012

Over the past few weeks I have been listening back to the ‘Black Country Stories’ that I’ve recorded during the last six months. The stories are the personal memories and experiences of a wide range of people, who were photographed by Martin Parr earlier this year. And these people are as diverse as they are […]

Black Country Stories Oral History

NEWS : September 19, 2012

By Julia Letts, Project Interviewer Ever wondered what it’s like to work in a brewery? Yesterday I got the chance to interview Phil Parkinson at Marston’s in Wolverhampton, to record his personal story of living and working in the Black Country. Phil doesn’t come from this part of the world, but he calls it home […]

Expect the Unexpected: oral history interviewing in Wolverhampton

NEWS : July 17, 2012

By Julia Letts Last Wednesday, I watched on as Alison McKee and Shaun Evans, our two Black Country Stories volunteers from Wolverhampton had their first go at oral history interviewing. Neither of them had ever done anything like this before, but a couple of months ago, they signed up to our oral history volunteer programme […]

Black Country Stories – oral histories update

NEWS : March 1, 2012

By Julia Letts 1st March, 2012 For the last six months, I have been recording memories and experiences of people who live and work in the Black Country. Many of them were photographed by Martin Parr for Black Country Stories, but my interviews don’t just cover what they are doing in the photographs. We often […]