Celebrating Devon’s Political Heritage


From the Grassroots: An Oral History of Community Politics in Devon is creating a sound archive of people involved in local politics within the county from 1945 until present day.

The project will build a rounded picture of Devon’s rich political heritage as told by the participants themselves, recording the memories of activists and campaigners, to discover why they became involved in political activism and what impact they had on the democratic process.

The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, managed by the History of Parliament, and will run until 2015.

How can I get involved?

The project is looking for people to take part in oral history recordings. If you are a current or retired party activist, local party officer, MP, councillor, a relative of someone involved in local politics, or you know of an ideal oral history candidate, the project team would love to hear from you.

Volunteer opportunities are also available. Learn new skills in areas such as oral history, writing research articles and digital storytelling.

Contact Dr Kayleigh Milden (Project Coordinator) – kmilden@histparl.ac.uk, 01392 384838

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