Week 25: 1 July 2019
With the filming completed we now move on to the recorded interviews. Lots of phone calls and booking dates for visits with the recording equipment meeting people in their own homes to capture their stories. We also have a long meeting with BRIX who are creating the website for the project going over all the material we have gathered and working out where it will all fit. Then over to Thomas Gainsborough School to talk through arrangements for the Oral History session planned for mid July when a weaver and a retired mill foreman will go into class for the pupils to practice their interview techniques and pick the brains of the staff about their jobs. Most of the school pupils seem unaware of the silk industry in Sudbury so it is great to give them a chance to meet the staff and ask questions.