Oral History Project

In order to bring to life the history of our 100 years, we have decided to conduct an oral history project.  This will involve interviewing at least 40 people who have been involved with Manor Gardens, as users, volunteers and staff.  This will enable us to bring to life our story in an interesting and accessible way, through the eyes of the people who have been involved with us.

We are hoping to interview a wide range of people, spanning the 100 years; from different social and cultural backgrounds; and who played very different roles in the history of the centre.  Though we are particularly focusing on the centre itself, we have to put its history into a wider context and also very interested in what happened in people’s lives outside the centre too.

We have already interviewed a number of people, including staff members, patients and users of the centre, and community members and leaders who have had an involvement with the centre.