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Discovering archives and oral histories

It’s been a busy fortnight for the Brick Lane 1978 project. Our new team of volunteers visited Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives and the Bishopsgate Institute to learn more about researching archives, before diving into an oral history training session. They’ll carry these new skills to the next stage of the project: identifying and interviewing original Brick Lane activists.

Archivist Steph Dickers introduces our volunteers to the collections at the Bishopsgate Institute
 

Discovering the radical history on our doorstep with Halima Khanom, Heritage Officer at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library&Archives.

Volunteers take part in a workshop on archival research at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Learning oral history interview techniques with Rib Davies from the Oral History Society
Photos by Anser Ullah and volunteers.