Share your memories
Did you work in a factory in Barking and Dagenham between 1938 and 1968? Do you know a woman who did?
Perhaps you or a relative worked at Sterling Works, Samuel Williams Ltd, John Hudson Ltd, May & Bakers, Wellbeck, United Telephone Cables, Ford, Gross, Sherwood & Heath Ltd, or another factory?
We would love to talk to you and hear your story! 😊 Please call Fani on 020 8553 3116 or email email@example.com
The East End Women’s Museum and Eastside Community Heritage are working on a new history project recording and sharing the stories of women who worked in Barking and Dagenham's factories between 1918 and 1968.
Working for Equality: The fight for fair pay and equal rights is a new history project that looks into working women’s struggles in
Barking and Dagenham, especially the voices and experiences of women factory workers.
We are looking for volunteers based in Barking and Dagenham to help us interview women that worked in the borough’s factories, research the area's history, and create an exhibition about their stories.
You can learn how to:
collect oral histories by interviewing people about their memories and family stories
use local archives to reveal fascinating stories from the past
help make an exhibition
record video interviews and edit them to make a short film
No experience is needed, just a desire to learn and a willingness to commit a bit of your time. Training will be provided and we can pay travel and lunch expenses.
To apply please send us a short letter telling us a bit about yourself, why you are interested in volunteering for the project and how much of your time you could give. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fani Arampatzidou, c/o Eastside Community Heritage, Parish Centre, 326 High Road Ilford, IG1 1QP.
For more info call 020 8553 3116 or email email@example.com