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Digital:works Oral History Podcasts - Oral History interviews collected by trained volunteers are lovingly edited into radio documentary-style programmes and released in podcast format.

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Digital:works Oral History Podcasts - Oral History interviews collected by trained volunteers are lovingly edited into radio documentary-style programmes and released in podcast format.

    The Weekend Millionaires - Episode 1

    The Weekend Millionaires - Episode 1

    An Oral History of the Thames LightermenEpisode 1 explores the family history of Lightermen going back many generations, how they came afloat and the ups and downs of their apprenticeships.The profession has employed generations of Londoners with the...

    • 28 min
    Fares Please! - Episode 3

    Fares Please! - Episode 3

    An Oral History of London Bus WorkersEpisode 3 explores some of the bus routes, garages and the social life around them. It also takes a look at the role of women workers, the unions and privatisation. --An oral history of the workers on the iconic...

    • 23 min
    Fares Please! - Episode 2

    Fares Please! - Episode 2

    An Oral History of London Bus WorkersEpisode 2 explores the working life of bus drivers, inspectors and engineers, as well as the buses themselves. --An oral history of the workers on the iconic London Bus, exploring the lives of drivers, conductors,...

    • 29 min
    Fares Please! - Episode 1

    Fares Please! - Episode 1

    An Oral History of London Bus WorkersEpisode 1 explores the reasons people came to work on the buses, their recruitment and training and the work of the bus conductor.--An oral history of the workers on the iconic London Bus, exploring the lives of...

    • 33 min
    Escaping the Blitz - Episode 3

    Escaping the Blitz - Episode 3

    An Oral History of London's EvacueesOperation Pied Piper was the name of the plan designed to evacuate children from areas at risk from bombing and invasion.On 31st August 1939, three days before war broke out, an evacuation order was given for the next...

    • 27 min
    Escaping the Blitz - Episode 2

    Escaping the Blitz - Episode 2

    An Oral History of London's EvacueesOperation Pied Piper was the name of the plan designed to evacuate children from areas at risk from bombing and invasion.On 31st August 1939, three days before war broke out, an evacuation order was given for the next...

    • 28 min

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