|5th October, 2006 - Wivenhoe Oral History
Group Book Launch
On Thursday 5th October about 100 people went to the Sailing Club for
the launch of the book published by the Wivenhoe Oral History Group and
also to see a preview of the DVD that has been made also under this
Rev David Thomas, Chairman of the Project, introduced Paul Thompson as
the person who has made it all possible. With a Committee and a team
of volunteers, 190 people have been interviewed. The tapes have been
transcribed and parts of that material has been used to produce the
book. Some of the people who have been interviewed were used with
old photographs, and recent footage to make a DVD focusing on mainly on
the ship-building and fishing aspects of Wivenhoe.
Sea-change - Wivenhoe Remembered is the story of Wivenhoe from early in
the 20th century up to the 1990s. The book is presently available from
Wivenhoe Bookshop at a special price of £6 (Rises to £12 after 31st
December). The Project team expect the DVD to be available in November.
- Click here for more information
about the book
- Click here for the
Oral History home page
|Above: Rev David Thomas introducing the evening with
Paul Thompson standing behind.
||The book: Sea-Change; Wivenhoe Remembered
|Above: John Wolton who played the piano for the
soundtrack on the DVD
||Steve Humphries, Andy Attenburrow (above
left) and Mike Pharey of Testimony Films have been working on the
DVD. Marcel Glover (standing right in the photo above) has been the member on the Project team providing
|The crowd upstairs in the Sailing Club waiting to
see the DVD.