Title ID 12235Collection ID1258
TitleMedway on Screen: Participating in Black History Month
CollectionMedway on Screen - Project films
Genre/TypeProfessionalScreen Archive South EastNon-fictionOral History
KeywordsLocal History Oral History Ethnic Groups
RegionalMedway Kent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionScreen Archive South East
Commissioning bodyScreen Archive South East
Funding bodyHeritage Lottery Fund
EditorScreen Archive South East / Junk TV
ParticipantsDavid Goddard, Ian Goddard, Louis Franklin, Mrs Bangar, Nilufar Sultana Chowdhury, Percival Thomas, Peter Archer, Roushanara Basar, Robert Buffong, Madge Cole
FormatColour Sound
Duration16 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


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.


Selected clips from oral history recordings include Percival Thomas's memories of living in St Vincent in the Carribean,and arriving in the UK; Roushanara Basar's experiences of coming to the UK from Bangladesh as a young woman, Nilufar Chowdhury on stuldying and story writing in the UK, Ronald Hill on living in the Medway in the 1960s, Madge Cole on moving to the Medway from London in the 1980s and on the formation of the Medway African Caribbean Association (MACA) in 1984, David Goddard on how Medway has changed over time, Robert Buffong with Madge Cole and other MACA group members on the benefits of the group, and the compilation ends with Louis Franklin on the group's reaction to the work of the SASE Medway on Screen project at MACA.


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Contextual information

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.

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