WISEArchive’s Heritage Lottery Funded COLMAN project – recording the stories of former employees has been completed. We have recorded many interesting stories about this internationally known Norwich business, now owned by Unilever, the earliest being the story of a young teenager who worked there in 1935. Through the Projects page you can listen to the storytellers’ voices […]
WISEArchive had a good day at the Heritage Open Day at Gressenhall Museum on Sunday 10th September 2017. Lots of people came along and signed up to tell us their working life stories. The Heritage Open Days at Missing Kind’s KindaKafe and Bookshop at 21 Castle Meadow Norwich on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7-9th September […]
WISEArchive is happy to announce that we have received funding from the Norfolk County Council Youth Social Action Fund to work with young people from Magdalen Gates School, Norwich. They will be recording working life stories of older people in the local community. Thanks to the Norfolk Community Foundation for their continuing support.
We have been talking to residents at Corton House in Norwich. We enjoyed hearing their stories and many of them will be on the website soon. Our Colman’s project is keeping us busy. We have met Colman’s baby food department employees at their reunion. We had a good discussion with Maddie and Sarah at Norwich […]
This story recalls the exciting days when Great Yarmouth was a booming resort. David worked in the City as a management accountant until, disillusioned with work in the capital, he and his wife decided to move to Great Yarmouth. They set up in a guest house and David worked for Great Yarmouth Town Hall. He […]
In the 1970s Shirley and her husband left the London area to run a guest house in Great Yarmouth during the heady days of factory seaside holidays “Those were the times when people knocked on your door ‘Please, do you know where we can stay?’” Sleeping 14 people and giving them breakfast and evening meal […]