Local History Group and the Listening Project

As a holiday change from our usual monthly St Catherine’s venue, Burngreave local history group visited Burngreave library on 12th August and received a very warm welcome from Marcia the librarian.

Our intention was to check over a treasure trove of black and white photos of 20th century Pitsmoor. We are planning an exhibition of some of the recent research completed by group members, which might include some of these very pictures.

We also enjoyed a very interesting presentation by Rav Sanghera from Radio Sheffield, about the BBC and British Library's ‘Listening Project’.

Started in 2012, the project travels throughout the UK with a small listening booth recording everyday conversations which are stored for posterity. Over 1000 conversations are already in the collection, some of which have featured on Radio 4 and BBC radio Sheffield.

Some members of the local history group hope to take advantage of the listening booth’s imminent visit to

Firth Park from Friday 26th-Sunday 28th August (10am-4pm) --- Look out for us! Maybe these conversations will appear in the planned exhibition too.

If anyone else is interested in taking part in the Listening Project (either in Firth Park, radio Sheffield or elsewhere),

please contact Rav on (0114) 267 5440.

More information about The Listening Project from

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cqx3b and

#ListeningProject – listeningproject@bbc.co.uk

The next history group meeting is Friday 2nd September 10 am – 12 noon at The Crescent community room, St Catherine’s School, Firshill Crescent, S3. ALL WELCOME!

listening booth
10:00am Friday 26 August, to 4:00pm Sunday 28 August 2016
Local History group meeting
10:00am to 12:00pm Friday 2 September 2016
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