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CAMPFIRE HERITAGE: Oral historian records community stories for Chiltern Open Air Museum archive

 Published on: 15th April 2024   |   By: Annabel Stock   |   Category: Uncategorized

An oral historian has recorded memories and stories from members of the local community at Chiltern Open Air Museum in Chalfont St Giles.

On Sunday, March 24, visitors to the museum were treated to a campfire heritage stories event. They toasted marshmallows and listened to evocative stories in the Northolt Barn. Community representatives also shared memories and stories from their family heritage.

Many of the stories were prompted by objects or words picked by the audience, including a suitcase, a colander, and a roll of Izal toilet paper.

The stories were captured by an oral historian and will become part of the museum archive.

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Photo credit: Chiltern Open Air Museum

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