A unique collection of recordings started by one of the founders of the museum, Elsie Olivey in the 1980s. Many of the interviewees were born at the end of the nineteenth century and were recorded remembering school, family life and work in the Forest of Dean in the early twentieth century. A fantastic resource for researchers, access to transcripts and recordingson site can be arranged by contacting the Collections Officer via the museum's website here. The wider centre itself is a must-visit for anyone seeking an introduction to the Forest of Dean's social, industrial, and natural history.
You can download the list of the interviewees in the Elsie Olivey Oral History Collection below:
Founded in 1948 the society puts on events, encourages research and publishes an annual journal The New Regard. The society's website (open to non-members) includes a wide range of links and resources as well as opportunities to order back copies of the journal and other publications.
Forest History Timeline
Find out about the natural, cultural and built heritage of the Forest of Dean with this engaging online tool. From 9,000BC to the present day...access it here.