Oral Histories

Bite-sized selections of some of the oral histories we have been carrying out.

Gig
Roy Graham’s Soundbite
D.O.B; 25/08/35
Forest gate/Jamaica

Margaret’s Soundbite
Playing in the snow, Bob’s Park
D.O.B: 25/12/34
Bow

Rupert’s Soundbite
Ludo
D.O.B: 12/04/63
Hackney/Jamaica

June’s Soundbite
Gobs, Marbles
D.O.B: 4/6/44
Bow/Poplar

Nuru’s Soumdbite
Building Houses and being a tom boy
D.O.B: January 1944
Bangladesh

Rosemary’s Soumdbite
Pogo sticks and spacehoppers
D.O.B. 4/2/57
Brick Lane
Michael’s Soundbite
1950’s children’s TV
D.O.B. 2/10/50
Bow

Angela’s Soundbite,
Curb Ball
A child of the 70’s
Hackney

Roy Emmanuel’s Soundbite
Dominoes
D.O.B: 05/03/37
Plaistow/Jamaica

Debbie’s Soundbite
Children’s Britannica Books, Gin Rummy
D.O.B: 09/08/66
Hackney

Lilian’s Soundbite
Grottos
D.O.B: 9/5/30
Bow


Katie’s Soundbite
Children’s Imagination
D.O.B: 05/06/84
Dalston


Peter’s Soundbite
High Jimmy Knackers, Chain-he
D.O.B: 24/12/44
Woodford


Nadeem’s Soundbite
Steve Austin action man, imaginary games
D.O.B. 31/10/1967
Pakistan/Redbridge


Maggie White’s Soundbite
The Compendium, Ludo
D.O.B. 18/07/1947
Newham, Shadwell


Vera’s Soundbite
Knock down Ginger
D.O.B. 26/08/1927
Canning Town

Helen’s Soundbite
Out on the streets
D.O.B. 23/08/1950
Hackney

John’s Soundbite
Out on the streets
D.O.B. 25/10/1985
Ilford

Sarah’s Soundbite
Junk playgrounds and Adventure Playgrounds
D.O.B. 25/10/1985
Essex/Homerton

Sibyl’s Soundbite
Football, Cricket, Dancing and Gramaphones
D.O.B. 9/11/1943
St Helena/Custom House

Silvana’s Soundbite
Elastics, Marbles and Swap cards
D.O.B. 28/1/1966
Australia/Sicily – recorded at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park with authentic rain droplets

Mumtaz’s Soundbite
Marbles on the drains
D.O.B. 30/6/1968
Bow (Uganda)

Sally’s Soundbite
Cannibal Island (and other playground games!)
D.O.B. 12/5/1959
Ilford

Joanne’s Soundbite
Moonshine Baby (really sorry about the wind and sound probs on this but lovely game…listen hard!)
D.O.B. 19/1/1960
Newham (Jamaica)

Irene’s Soundbite
Street Football
D.O.B. 19/1/1932

Maggie’s Soundbite
King of the Golden River
D.O.B. 21/3/1948

George’s Soundbite
Kart Making
Shoreditch/Brick Lane
D.O.B: 1940

Vida’s Soundbite
Ampe/Kolubi Sister
E14 Via Ghana
D.O.B: 29/01/1973

Alex’s Soundbite
Hopscotch/Teje
E1 Via Spain
D.O.B: 2/10/1989

Zvezdan’s Soundbite
Kitemaking
E8 Via Macedonia
D.O.B: 30/01/1973

Rochelle’s Soundbite

Jackanory, Watch with Mother, Magic Roundabout – British TV 60’s 70’s
Ilford
D.O.B: 2/3/1963

Srdja’s Soundbite
Sticker Albums
E14 via Serbia
D.O.B. 13/4/1980

Dan’s Soundbite
Jimmy Knacker
E1 (almost born right on Lake Windemere)
D.O.B. 27/10/1940

Nichola’s Soundbite
Kerplunk, Sindy, Girls World, Felt World
Grew up Hackney & Ilford
D.O.B. 12/7/72

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