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Peldon History Project

Local history from Oral SourcesPatrick Denney

The Friends of St Mary’s Peldon will be hosting a talk by Patrick Denney, entitled ‘Local History from Oral Sources’ with the aim of setting up an oral history project in the village of Peldon … the delights and pitfalls.

There has already been a very positive response to setting up the Peldon History Project in order to research and update the history of the village over the last 60 years, especially through oral recordings of those who have lived in or been associated with Peldon during this time. All are welcome to join us as we launch this new project.

The talk will be at St Mary’s Church Peldon starting at 7:30pm on 23rd April.  Tickets £8 on the door or in advance from Bill on 01206 735770. Refreshments will be available.

Patrick Denney is one of the leading Colchester historians and a well known local and family history tutor. He has taught a range of classes across the region for the Universities of Cambridge, Essex and East Anglia, for various Adult Education Colleges and the WEA. He is also the author of numerous books and articles on the History of Colchester. He is Secretary of the Colchester Recalled Oral History Group and Membership Secretary of the Friends of Colchester Museums. He is also a Regional Blue Badge Tourist Guide, a Member of ‘The Essex Society for Archaeology and History’ and is currently serving on the Society’s Council.

Next lecture

This is the start of this very exciting project about the history of our local area, so do try to come.  The second History Lecture in the Autumn will be a workshop and talk on recording history.

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