During 2016-17 volunteers from the local area received free professional training from Rachel Lichtenstein, an oral historian with over twenty-five years of experience, in conducting broadcast quality audio recordings. After receiving training they went out into the community documenting trades and industries of the Hoo Peninsula. They captured stories of bargemen, muddies, salt shepherds, farmers, village life as well as those who have worked in the power stations, the former cement works and the container terminal.

These recordings are now held in the public collection of the Medway Archives & History Centre, available for visitors and users to access,. Full transcripts and summaries are also available. Excerpts from these interviews can be heard here.