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15 October 2014
WW2 - People's War

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Kent Libraries- Shepway District
User ID: U232060

Hello: We hosted a series of Reminiscence/People's War Website taster sessions at libraries in Folkestone & district.

The main aim of these sessions was to stimulate reminiscence and to encourage people to write down their memories.

Not all contributors were able to register for the website but many hand wrote their memories or typed them on to a word processor & saved them on floppy disk.

With the consent of these contributors, staff from the Folkestone Heritage team transferred stories to this special group account for Shepway Stories

For Further Information ring the Folkestone Heritage Room on 01303 256710

The People's War Pilot Project gave the Folkestone Heritage team a chance to experiment with Reminiscence activities in library settings.
The experiences of staff, volunteers & participants was positive.
However, if Libraries or other organisations are considering holding Reminiscence programmes they should be informed by the good practice of experienced organisations such as the

Oral History Society


Age Exchange

These organisations can offer advice and training and highlight professional issues in the fields of oral history & reminiscence work.

This contributor selected the following users as their 'friends'. Read more about this.

Brighton CSV Media Clubhouse
Lisa Savijn

Stories contributed by Kent Libraries- Shepway District

Life out in Burma
Reminiscences of a Folkestone Schoolboy in Wartime
Homeguard memories- Sandgate
The Dungeon Club
A Good Prospect
A Good Prospect 2
Reminiscences of a Folkestone Schoolboy in Wartime 2
Lydd Reminiscence Session
War begins, bath ends
A Good Prospect 3
Not the Russian Convoy
62 Years Overdue
Combined Operations: D Day Landing, Courseulles
The Relief of Rotterdam
Servicemen in Singlets!
Returning to Usk Pt1
The Enemy is Human
Losing a Transporter in Burmaicon for Recommended story
Returning to Usk Pt2
Reminiscences of a Folkestone Schoolboy in Wartime: Part 1icon for Recommended story
Home Guard Memories from Sandgate icon for Recommended story
War Begins, My Bathtime Ends - London icon for Recommended story
Library Book Returned after 62 Years icon for Recommended story
The Enemy is Human: Working in a POW Hospital, Middle Easticon for Recommended story
From Folkestone to Tintern: An Evacuee's Storyicon for Recommended story
Reminiscences of a Folkestone Schoolboy in Wartime: Part 2icon for Recommended story
D-Day at Courseulles icon for Recommended story
Drum Rolls and Hair Cuts
The Death of a Lightship
Lucky 157- Coastal Forces
Par For the Course: Hythe in the War
A Child's Paradise: Folkestone
Through the Eyes of a Nine Year Old - Folkestone
From Captivity to Freedom: From BEF to POW - and Back Again
Report and Control: Folkestone
Big Brave Airforce Girl
A Good Prospect: complete version
Drum Rolls and Haircuts in Folkestone icon for Recommended story
Wartime Butcher's Boy- Folkestoneicon for Recommended story
The Death of a Lightship: Folkestone Gateicon for Recommended story
From Captivity to Freedom: Memories of a POW from Kent
Report and Control: Folkestoneicon for Recommended story
A Fine Looking Englishman
memories of Folkestone during the war.
I Wonder, Yes I Wonder - Christmas In Durban
The World is Small- Dr Miln's Present
Celia Osbourne's war
memories of the war as a child

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