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Oral History Training

We will run an oral history training session on Monday the 14th July.

Led by Bill Bevan, the session will introduce participants to the skills required to conduct an oral history interview, including preparing for the interview, using a digital recorder, conducting the interview, asking questions, writing interview summaries and transcripts, and completing copyright consent forms.

The session will begin at 1pm, and be approximately 2 hours long. We will be in the Appleyard Room, Walkley Community Centre, 7a Fir St, Walkley, Sheffield S6. This is an upstairs room. We will provide tea, coffee, water and biscuits.

There is a maximum of 8 places.

All those attending must committ to undertaking at least 2 interviews for the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars project. We have a series of questions to ask and contact details of people hoping to be recorded.

If you are interested in finding out more or attending please get in touch via the contact page.


About Bill Bevan

Bill Bevan is an archaeologist, writer, photographer and heritage interpreter.

7 comments on “Oral History Training

  1. Val Hawksworth
    July 5, 2014

    I am really interested in this as we are hoping to hold a street party in Providence Road at the beginning of August and have started to collect memories and information about the area

    • Bill Bevan
      July 7, 2014

      Hi Val,

      If you would like to participate please let me know. You are most welcome. All we ask in return is that the recordings and transcripts of at least two interviews you record are contributed to the Walkley History archive. Would you be interested in contributing memories from Providence Rd to the Walkley project? Like you, the Walkley Historians are Walkley residents collecting memories of different parts of the area.

      Please note that the training workshop now begins at 1pm rather than 2pm.

  2. Val Hawksworth
    July 14, 2014

    Hi Bill

    Very sorry, didn’t notice your reply until after 3 o’clock so I missed your training course. If you run another one I would love to take part. Their may be others in this area too. We would love to include our research on your website.

    Our street Party is on August 3rd (11/12ish to 4pm) and you are very welcome to come along. Is there any chance of meeting up before then?



    • Bill Bevan
      July 15, 2014

      Hi Val, Great to hear from you again and for your interest in being involved.

      I am in Sheffield on Tuesday 22nd July. We have a Walkley Historians meeting at St Mary’s Commjunity Hall that evening at 7pm, which you’re welcome to come to.

      I can arrange another course. We’ll need at least two people to run it so if you can find at least one other person then we can arrange a date. I might be able to do it on the afternoon of the 22nd but it depends on other commitments regards the WW1 memorial windows at the Walkley Community Centre.

      I’m afraid I’m busy on the 3rd as we are holding an open viewing of the newly restored windows the same day – https://walkleyhistory.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/memorial-windows-unveiled/

  3. Val Hawksworth
    July 15, 2014

    Hi Bill, thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I can’t make it on the 22nd but I would have liked to have attended. I am free earlier in the day.

    I think I may have another person who is interested in the training and will get back to you on that.

    The restoration of the windows sounds very intersting

  4. Val Hawksworth
    July 21, 2014

    Hi Bill

    Myself and another resident of Providence Road are interested in the Oral history training if you are able to run another course’


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