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Thanks to so many willing volunteer the project has conducted oral history research to record the reminiscences of people whose lives were shaped in some way by the railway. To make the most of our volunteers' talents and interests, we had four distinct volunteering roles within the oral history project; co-ordinator, interviewer, technician, and summariser.
None of these positions required our volunteers to have any previous experience, just an enthusiasm for local history. With support from the MWHT team volunteers were equipped to learn specific skills with each role, such as how to use oral history equipment, interview techniques and how to carry out digital audio edits using sound software. It was a great success and a number of our oral histories clips can now he listened to here.
Those project volunteers who were interested in researching the archival history of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway and the Great Eastern Railway were able to access a vast range of historical documentation to inform their personal and project specific interests. This research has been a great contribution to interpretation, learning and events that have taken place as part of the MWHT project.
You can discover some of the researched stories here, or along Marriott's Way itself, by reading about the varied social and industrial histories on our newly installed interpretation lecterns; distributed along the length of the trail.
Norfolk Trails Volunteering
Follow this link to find out more about volunteering on the Norfolk Trails network, including the Marriott’s Way.