This will be my last blog with SAtA, I thought I had been here 9 years but I have realised I have been here for 10 years…Read more
Over a series of Saturday mornings, we have been digitising, editing and transcribing a series of interviews recorded in 1995 given by people who used to work at Middlefield Hospital, shortly after it closed in 1992. These interviews were recorded by The Knowle Society, who were also interested in capturing people’s memories and recollections of Middlefield before they were lost.Read more
We are nearing the end of the Hidden Lives Remembered project and we are still discovering new things. We have recently discovered that some people travelled very long distances to live at Hampton Manor. Some even came from different countries. We have been gathering data on maps to show how far people travelled to Hampton Manor.Read more
Firstly, very many thanks to Rebecca who has spent several mornings editing audio for the project!
She has also taken the time to write this blog reflecting on her time working on the project. It is a follow-up to the one she wrote just before starting volunteering with us.Read more
Recently me, Claire, Patty and Kathy (2 of our volunteers) went to visit Hampton Manor with former residents Pauline, Caroline, Pam and Michelle. They also brought along Grania and Annmarie, who support them in their new homes.Read more
On Saturday 18th May 2019 we had our exhibition for our Hidden Lives project, to show what we have done so far as we are now half way through. We had a brilliant turn out and it was great to show all our hard work that we have done and what else is still planned for the rest of the project.Read more
A recent article from Middlefield has reminded me of a time in my life that I hadn’t thought about in ages until I saw the article. It is about my pilgrimages to Lourdes and the different ways I was treated there because of my disability.Read more
NOTICE: This blog post refers to historical terminology which some people may find offensive.
In the first of a series of blog posts discussing what we have found at the Archives, we look at the case of Edward Hickman.Read more