As you will all know, we are very excited here about our new oral history project ‘From the Grassroots: An oral history of community politics in Devon‘. To mark the start of the project, we’ll be having a launch event on 20th January at the Devon Heritage Centre.
‘From the grassroots’ will create a sound archive of people involved in local politics in Devon from the Second World War until the present day. The project will build a rounded picture of Devon’s rich political heritage as told by the participants themselves, recording the memories of activists and campaigners, to discover why they became involved in political activism and what impact they had on the democratic process (for more information, see here).
We are delighted that Professor Kevin Jefferys of Plymouth University will speak at the launch event on ‘The 1945 General Election in Devon’. There will also be an introduction to ‘From the Grassroots’ and light refreshments will be provided. The event is free. For more information and to reserve your place, please contact Dr Kayleigh Milden at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01392 384838. Hope to see many of you there!
If you are unable to come but are interested in finding out more about the project, or getting involved, then you can find out how to do so here.