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North Promenade, Withernsea in 1922

Call to the past

An oral history project in Holderness is looking for people to submit their memories of life in the area during the 1960s.

Project officer Lyz Turner is gathering stories for a series of DVD films to be screened in the area and archived online at museums in Withernsea, Hornsea and Hedon.

Part of a digital storytelling project, the films will be touring Holderness with the aim of broadening people’s understanding of what life was like in the area.


Hornsea in the late 40's

Lyz is concerned that significant events and stories of the past could be forgotten if they are not recorded.

“The community that grew up at that period are dying.” said Lyz. “People that lived there at that time have these wonderful stories; they know what it was like to grow up there.

“We need to gather these memories because we’re losing generations every day. I’ve already lost people that I spoke with, so it’s incredibly important that we get their stories.”

Her recent project, Time On My Hands was a DVD compilation of films that captured memories of the early 1900’s to the Second World War period.

Withernsea Lighthouse

Withernsea Lighthouse

“A lot of the war memories are very poignant, some are funny and some are very upsetting.” said Lyz.

“But nonetheless there’s a lot of information there for people to actually research local history.”

For the new project, Lyz is looking for stories related to the entertainment life in Withernsea, memories of the pottery industry in Hornsea and domestic life in Hedon.

If you’d like to submit your story or to find out more contact Lyz Turner via Withernsea Lighthouse Museum on telephone: 01964 614834, mobile: 07828 870342 or e-mail:

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