During the past year volunteers from the local area have 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 have gone out into the community documenting the trades and industries of the Hoo Peninsula. They have 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 will be permanently placed at the Medway Archives & History Centre and will be made available to the public through a permanently held public collection for visitors and users to access. Full transcripts and summaries are also available. Excerpts from these interviews can be heard here, in this oral history archive section of the website.