Volunteers needed to help special history project

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IF YOU’RE interested in history, drama and film-making, then getting involved with a project being run by the charity, Sound Architect, might be right up your street.

Recently awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to run a social history project about women’s lives in Eastbourne and East Sussex between 1947 and 1957, the charity is now looking for young women volunteers to help by interviewing women who lived through the time, recording their memories and making a film about what they have learned for posterity.

The project will examine changing attitudes, liberation and restriction, rationing, jobs, fashion, families, the Festival of Britain, Rock and Roll and the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth. It will also focus on the infamous Dr John Bodkin Adams, the general practitioner, convicted fraudster and suspected serial killer, who lived in Eastbourne.

Volunteers will be trained by experienced tutors, to explore for themselves the role of women in the period through research, archive material and interviews with those who lived during the time.

The project will culminate with an exhibition at a local gallery where the film will be shown and an accompanying booklet distributed.

For further information or to express an interest in volunteering, call Ruth on 07592 021590 or 01825 891094.