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Clinging to a Mudflat

An Oral History of Eel Pie Island

This project was run by digital:works who set up a group of local residents from the Richmond area. They researched the history of the island at Richmond Local Studies Centre, were treated to talks by two local historians and took part in a guided walking tour of the island. In Spring 2017 they undertook oral history workshops with digital:works before researching and meeting current and former residents to record oral history interviews with them.

They explored the rowing club, the history of the music scene, the boatyards and many of the island's quirky residents.

The interviews have been edited to make an oral history based documentary about the island that you can watch here.

Funded by
Heritage Lottery Fund and Richmond's Civic Pride Fund

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