INCREDIBLE real life stories are needed for a community project which will help people share their memories.
Three Hills Radio in Nuneaton has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the ‘Camp Hill Through the Decades’ project.
The culmination of the initiative will see the community radio station on air playing all the collected memories, from the 1940s to the 1990s, alongside music and news from the era.
“We are looking for people from 16 to 100 who would like to take part in broadcasting in August this year or who have more memories to add to the one's we’ve got,” said Kirk Thomson, project manager.
“Already there has been a great response to this project. We have a number of incredible real life stories that capture the imagination from times gone by in Camp Hill.
“We would also love to hear from anyone interested in helping to collect memories, presenting, recording music or making jingles. We welcome working with all the schools, churches and other organisations who would like to get involved."
Mr Thomson is being assisted by Ali Bushnell, who added: “I am doing the 1940s and I’m looking for people to interview about living in Camp Hill in the 40s or leaving Camp Hill. I will come to them so they don't have to worry about getting to me.
“As well as the 1940s we would be happy to hear from anyone who has a story to tell from any of the decades we’re featuring. Anyone with memories of life in Camp Hill be it work, school or social, we want to hear from you.”
The project has already enlisted the help of pupils from Hartshill School.
“They will be researching the decades they want to do and hopefully interviewing family members as well and also doing the odd bit of presentation,” added Ali Bushnell.
“The whole project has lottery funding and is a true community venture.
“We already have some people on board but can definitely use some more.”
The results of the research will be broadcast between 10am and 6pm from August 2 to 6.
For more information, or to get involved in the project, call Kirk Thomson on 024 7639 3228 or Ali Bushnell on 07952 242 952.