News: Oral History Project Launched

Guildford Cathedral has successfully secured initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for repairs to the Cathedral fabric and development of its project: Securing Guildford Cathedral’s future: treasures, memories and stories revealed.

We are now looking for people to take part in an oral history project to capture the memories of the brick-givers and others involved in the Cathedral story.

There are two ways you can get involved in the project:

1) As a volunteer

You can help in a number of different ways: recording interviews, writing summaries, selecting and editing audio or helping us to promote the project at public events, on social media and through your networks.

You will receive training, learn different skills, meet new people and be part of an exciting project that will record and present the story of the ‘People’s Cathedral’ through new exhibitions and interpretation for visitors.

Or

2) Tell us your story

Were you or someone you know a brick-giver who bought a brick to help build the Cathedral? Do you know anyone who was involved in the building of the Cathedral? Would you be willing to tell us your story?

We are looking for people willing to have their memories recorded by our volunteer interviewers. The recordings will help tell the story of the Cathedral to future visitors and be preserved in our archives.

For more information on volunteering or if you would like to share your story, please contact:               

oralhistory@guildford-cathedral.org

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Added Wednesday 2nd April 2014