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Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:17 AM

Streatham Common Natural History Exploration Project
Looking for older members of the local community for oral history interviews

Local not for profit company Embrace Cooperation Ltd ( website www.myembrace.org ) is looking for older members of the local community to share their memories of Streatham Common. The interviews will take place in the next few months and can either be done at Embrace Cooperation Ltd office (West Norwood) or at a location of your choice (i.e. a public place like a quiet café, your home/ residence).

The oral history video interviews are part of the Embrace’s Heritage Lottery funded Natural history exploration of Streatham common project ( project myspace page www.myspace.com/streathamcommon ). The project wishes to make oral history video interviews with the community members taking part, in order to record their memories for future generations. People taking part in the project will video and interview the older community members taking part. It is hoped that the interviews will create interaction between the generations and give the participants a better understanding of their local heritage.

This project will highlight the history, environmental importance & recreational significance of the Common as a natural heritage site. Running until May 2009, the project aims to create long-term participation of the local communities in the conservation of Streatham Common. Through activities including nature walks, wildlife surveys, oral history video interviews, researching history using Lambeth archives and material published by Streatham Society.

If you are interested in taking part in a oral history interview, please phone Embrace Cooperation Ltd office 02086701221 and ask for John, or email john.embrace@gmail.com.