digital:works Podcast

digital:works Podcast

Digital:works Oral History Podcasts - Oral History interviews collected by trained volunteers are lovingly edited into radio documentary-style programmes and released in podcast format.

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March 26, 2021 21 min

An Oral History of Play and Games

An intergenerational project formed to explore how children's play has changed in Kensington & Chelsea over the years.

These podcasts use interviews undertaken by children from Servite and Colville Primary Schools to show how play and games have changed over the years both by those who grew up in the area and those who moved to it from other places both home and abroad. 

They explore aspects o...

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An Oral History of Play and Games

An intergenerational project formed to explore how children's play has changed in Kensington & Chelsea over the years.

These podcasts use interviews undertaken by children from Servite and Colville Primary Schools to show how play and games have changed over the years both by those who grew up in the area and those who moved to it from other places both home and abroad. 

They explore aspects o...

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February 23, 2021 27 min

An Oral History of Play and Games

An intergenerational project formed to explore how children's play has changed in Kensington & Chelsea over the years.

These podcasts use interviews undertaken by children from Servite and Colville Primary Schools to show how play and games have changed over the years both by those who grew up in the area and those who moved to it from other places both home and abroad. 

They explore aspects o...

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February 15, 2021 32 min

This podcast was produced by the Furzedown Primary School and digital:works in 2016. It explores the history of Tooting’s two covered Markets through interviews with market shoppers, stall holders and historians. 

It was originally released as a film.

To find out more about the Stall Stories project and watch the films visit: www.stallstories.org.uk
www.tootingstallstories.org.uk

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February 8, 2021 17 min

Stall Stories – Ep 5 – Portobello Road Market

This podcast was produced by the Colville Primary School and digital:works in 2011. It explores the history of the Portobello Road Market in North Kensington through interviews with market shoppers, stall holders and historians. 

It was originally released as a film.

To find out more about the Stall Stories project and watch the films visit: www.stallstories.org.uk

To find more oral history...

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February 2, 2021 17 min

Stall Stories – Ep 4 – Leather Lane Market

This podcast was produced by the St George the Martyr Primary School and digital:works in 2012. It explores the history of the Leather Lane Market in Holborn through interviews with market shoppers, stall holders and historians. 

It was originally released as a film.

To find out more about the Stall Stories project and watch the films visit: www.stallstories.org.uk

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January 25, 2021 17 min

Stall Stories – Ep 3 – Church Street Market

This podcast was produced by the Gateway Primary School and digital:works in 2012. It explores the history of the Church Street Market in Paddington through interviews with market shoppers, stall holders and historians. 

It was originally released as a film.

To find out more about the Stall Stories project and watch the films visit: www.stallstories.org.uk

To find more oral history projects, ...

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January 18, 2021 16 min

Stall Stories – Ep 2 – Brixton Market

This podcast was produced by Stockwell Primary School and digital:works in 2011. It explores the history of Brixton Market through interviews with market shoppers, stall holders and historians. 

It was originally released as a film.

To find out more about the Stall Stories project and watch the films visit: www.stallstories.org.uk

To find more oral history projects, films and podcasts visit: www.di...

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January 11, 2021 15 min

Stall Stories – Ep 1 – North End Road Market

This audio documentary was produced by the Hammersmith and Fulham Young Carers Project and digital:works in 2005. It includes interviews of market shoppers, supermarket shoppers, stall holders and young people as well as an in-depth interview with Olive Webb about her personal history as a stall holder at North End Road market and a resident of Fulham. 

To find out more about the Stall Sto...

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December 28, 2020 114 min

Martin Allen, Brentford FC Manager 2004-06, talks in detail about his time at Brentford.

Recorded as part of the Push Up Brentford! Oral History Project in 2020.

www.pushupbrentford.org.uk

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The 7th and final episode is called “Theatre of Dreams” and Griffin Park itself takes centre stage.

Fans recall the days when the terraces were full, when the Royal Oak was in its heyday and when you needed to turn up early to guarantee you’d get into the ground. And then there were the relegation years when just a few thousand fans would turn up, rattling around the near empty ground, the die-hards who would recall the former glory...

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December 14, 2020 22 min

Episode 6 is called ‘Mad Dog’. 

Martin Allen became manager towards the end of the 2003-4 season and was tasked with saving the club from relegation from the third tier with just nine games to play. After what became known as The Great Escape, the following two seasons saw the club achieve two play-off places, both ending in semi-final defeats. A character on and off the field, Allen still holds a special place in the hearts of many...

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Episode 5 is called ‘Sidelines and Bylines’ and talks to some of the people that have worked at the club.

Huw Powell served his apprenticeship as a photo journalist with the Surrey Comet before going on to work for several local newspapers from the mid 1980s until 2015. He covered Brentford Football Club over those years, sitting on the touchline come rain or shine, developing friendships with players, and a love for the club.

Jim Le...

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Episode 4 is called “Ballots and Buckets” and focuses on the many ways in which supporters have come together over the years to fight for their club.

This episode starts with fans talking about the establishment of one of the first blind supporters schemes going back to the 1950s. 

Next, fans discuss the key battles that established Brentford as a community club with supporters groups who fought investors and scoundrels to keep it in...

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November 23, 2020 40 min

Episode 3 is called “Who Are Ya!”. 

Fans discuss how others have viewed their support for Brentford, often as eccentric, frequently with sympathy. They also remember some of the characters in the crowd as well as the importance of fanzines. 

There is an exploration of the less pleasant side of football, the violence, racism and homophobia but also how the crowd has changed in recent years, coming to reflect the area in which the club...

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November 16, 2020 31 min

Episode 2 is called “The Big Match” and covers some of the ups and downs of supporting Brentford. 

You’ll hear stories of memorable games, home and away, along with a few people would rather forget. 

Rainy afternoons in Stockport, chocolate bars raining down on the pitch, picnics on sparse terraces, the joy of a chipped keeper and tales of some of Brentford's great rivalries over the years. 

Push Up Brentford is an oral history pr...

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November 9, 2020 24 min

Episode 1 is called “The Kick Off”. 

It explores the early years of people’s support for Brentford, their family history, some going back to the 1920s, others who had to cope with being the only Brentford fan in a family of QPR supporters. 

There are stories of bunking in over turnstiles, of grandfathers banned from pubs around the ground, and hand-knitted bobble hats and scarves. 

People also recall their first ever match at Brentfor...

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October 29, 2020 25 min

A podcast based on oral history interviews with London cabbies.

Episode Three:

In this third and final episode we explore some of the strange and naughty things that have happened in the back of a cab, the day to day challenges of the job, and what the future might hold for the London Taxi.

The Sherbet Dab project was developed and run by digital:works. The interviews were undertaken by children and staff at St George the Martyr and W...

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October 20, 2020 24 min

A podcast based on oral history interviews with London cabbies.

Episode Two:

Episode Two explores the cabbies first days at work, learning the tricks of the trade, and looks at the ups and downs of the relationship between cabbies themselves.

The Sherbet Dab project was developed and run by digital:works. The interviews were undertaken by children and staff at St George the Martyr and Westminster Cathedral Primary Schools. The project...

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October 14, 2020 24 min

A podcast based on oral history interviews with London cabbies.

Episode One:

This episode explores the reasons cabbies became cabbies, the intense training they all need to undertake called “the knowledge” and the nerve-wracking oral examination system called “appearances”

The Sherbet Dab project was developed and run by digital:works. The interviews were undertaken by children and staff at St George the Martyr and Westminster Cathedr...

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