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Second World War Memories September 7, 2007

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I’ve had an email from Alan Howarth about the Heritage Lottery Trust project he’s recently been involved with. Alan was asked to interview Blackpool residents about life during World War II. He’s produced some edited compilations of the interviews (on subjects such as evacuees, the day war broke out and being frightened) which he’s made available through his website. They should be a useful resource for anyone studying this period in history.

Video interviews are a great way of capturing the memories of local people and they help bring history alive for students. I know there’s a fair amount of material like this available on the web already. You might also like to take a look at the North West Learning Grid‘s video interviews at their Liverpool in the Blitz and their The Home Front websites. If anyone knows of any similar sites then please pass on the details.