Unveiling of Witham listening bench

Explore Your Archive
  • East of England

  • 18 November 2017

  • 10:30
  • FREE

Come and join us in Maldon Road Park, Witham for the official unveiling of the town's listening bench. This park bench with speakers plays clips of recordings from the Essex Sound and Video Archive (part of the Essex Record Office), selections chosen by volunteers from the local community. Listen to memories of Bramston School, Pinkham's glove factory, and more, all taken from oral history interviews with Witham people. Explore your Sound Archive in your own town! This is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project, You Are Hear: sound and a sense of place, and is one of 18 benches being installed across Essex (http://www.essexsounds.org.uk/content/category/benches). It has also been supported by Witham Town Council and Braintree District Council.

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