Collection Medway on Screen
Screen Archive South East was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to run the project: Medway on Screen, Memories of the River Medway and West Kent in 2010/11. The project used SASE’s collection of archive film to stimulate memories and stories in the local community; and gather audio and video recordings of local reminiscences and oral histories.
|Collection ID||1258||Reference code||M 110816|
|Title||Medway on Screen|
|Production||Screen Archive South East, Medway on Screen Oral History Project|
|Materials||Digital Documentation Ephemera Audio Video|
|Access status||Contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Screen Archive South East, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, led a community history project on the subject of the Medway region of West Kent in the twentieth century. The project used archive film to discover the many stories and histories of the Medway and West Kent; gathering recorded memories, historical information, photographs and other related documents.
Community events took place in 2010/11 in Chatham, Gillingham, Maidstone, Rochester and Tonbridge, where project staff and volunteers worked with participants to gather information and capture audio and video oral history recordings.
All of the rich material gathered was combined to create a multi-layered impression of 20th century life along the River Medway. A website and DVD were created using clips from the project to form a valuable historical resource for the region and preserve the project’s findings. A key feature of the DVD was to combine archival film footage from the SASE collection with extracts from many of the gathered oral history recordings. In doing so, the DVD provided a new and fascinating perspective on the history of everyday life in the Medway.
Films in this collection:
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Medway on Screen: Memories of the River Medway and West Kent
A compilation of archive footage of the Medway area of Kent, is combined with audio excerpts from oral history recordings, captured by Screen Archive South East from residents of the area, during the Medway on Screen oral history and reminiscence project in 2010/11.
Medway on Screen: Introduction to the Project
A compilation of still images and video interviews with Medway on Screen project team members and partners edited into an introduction for the Medway on Screen DVD. Medway on Screen was a community history project run by Screen Archive South East in 2010, exploring memories of the River Medway and West Kent.
Medway on Screen: A Selection of Oral Histories by Place
A series of audio extracts from oral history interviews accompanied by still images. Locations include Tonbridge, Maidstone and the surrounding area,
Medway on Screen: Participating in Black History Month
A compilation of extracts from oral history recordings and group discussions made during Screen Archive South East's participation in Black History Month, as part of the Medway on Screen project. Interviews are with members of the MACA group and visitors to the Sunlight Centre in Gillingham; recording memories and experiences of coming to and living in the Medway towns.
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