Winner of our Schools’ Oral History Competition

We are really delighted to announce the winner of our schools’ oral history competition.

Ten-year-old Buddy Liszka from Chesswood Primary School was our winner with his highly engaging interview with his former neighbour Rosie Slough. Buddy was able, in a few, well directed questions, to elicit a host of wonderful memories from Rosie. Buddy told us, “I have known Rosie all my life and it was nice to hear about her stories of her childhood in the Downs.”

Click on this link to watch Buddy’s interview with Rosie Slough


So summer is drawing to a close and what a wonderful spring and summer we have had for weather? Let us hope the winter will be one of crisp days and cloudless skies?

With all the schools returning for what is bound to be the most challenging start to a school year that anyone can remember, we hope to work with our partner schools to deliver our exciting oral history project.

We will be going into the schools, explaining what we are doing and talking about the importance and joy to be had in collecting oral history interviews.

We are always delighted to hear from anyone who has memories of the South Downs they would like to share with us.