Interviews and a Competition

What glorious weather we have had this week – perfect for doing outside interviews. This week we travelled to Stedham, outside of Midhurst, to interview John and Bernie Hills, whose memories go back to the Second World War. They described with both love and humour the village of their birth and the changes they had seen over the decades.

We then went to visit Lord Egremont at Petworth House, who described the challenges he faced when he unexpectedly inherited the estate when he was only 24. Farming, country living and country pursuits had all changed in that time and the life of a country landowner is now very different from what it would have been in the time of Lord Egremont’s forebears.

Once these interviews have been edited they will appear on this website.

Pictured from left to right: Chris Evans (sound recordist/cameraman), Lord Egremont, Chris Hare (project manager)[/caption]

School’s competition

This summer we are launching a competition for school pupils. We are offering prizes for the best oral history interview or best ‘Covid 19’ diary.

Please click here for more details