Author Topic: Fred Dibnah's TV producers would like your memories for a new book  (Read 478 times)


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Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone on the board may be interested in contributing their memories to a new book called ‘Working Lives’?
I'm looking for people who worked predominately in the 1950's and 60’s in the manufacturing and engineering industries of the West Midlands to recount their memories for a new book.

David Hall, (producer, director and author responsible for the popular Fred Dibnah programmes on BBC2) is currently writing a new book about working lives and communities. The Book will tell the stories of people who worked in Britain's major industries in the 1950's & 60’s when Britain was still considered the workshop of the world.

It's the stories of people's work, life and times that we want to hear and feel should be preserved. We're looking for people who'd be happy to have me come along and have a chat with them about the memories of their earlier lives, their jobs and about the communities they were part of.

It's about the jobs you had and what they entailed; social and family life, local traditions and dialects, courting rituals, the hardships and pleasures in life, works outings, the decline of industry and the effect it had upon your community..... your memories of Britain in the 1950's and 60's

If you have any questions - or think this could be of interest to you - or someone you know, please do get in touch with me either via PM or on 0113 2493001 or at [email protected]

Many Thanks,
Kathryn Hall