Our Gateshead

Gateshead Oral History Project - Interviewees required

Living Memory - An oral history of Post War Gateshead, 1945 - 1965

The years after World War Two saw some dramatic changes which still affect us today.  A second housing clearance programme brought new council estates and tower blocks at Blue Quarries, Beacon Lough, Cedar's Green, Leam Lane and Barn Close; the expanision of the Team Valley Trading Estate saw job opportunities change; the new National Health Service and welfare provision created by postwar labour government, the start of nuclear age and the explosion of popular culture.

in 1957, the Prime Minister Harold McMillan proclaimed that 'most of our people have never had it so good'

Gateshead Archive wanted to record people's memories of this period and we need your help.

Do you know someone in their 80s or 90s with a good memory who would be wiling to be recorded?  This could be a member of your family, a friend a neighbour - anyone you know.

Would you be willing to record some memories? We need all the help we can get - not just with this project but other oral history projects about Gateshead.  Full training and support will be provided.

If you would like to get involved in this project please contact Maggie Thacker on 0191 433 8435 or email:  maggiethacker@gateshead.gov.uk

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