Friday, 7 February 2014

Deptford decades

I was sent a link to this lovely film by Katharine, who writes:

Last year I ran an HLF project 'Deptford Decades' with older people from the older community in Deptford, Tidemill Academy and Deptford Green School with the Bear church. The kids from both schools interviewed the older people, who came from DAGE and Cinnamon court in Edward street, about their memories of Deptford and SE London in the 1940s and 1950s. From these memories, the kids choreographed dances which were performed at a tea-dance in Deptford Lounge. As part of the project we made a film, recording the older people telling their stories.

Residents of Deptford tell their stories from Deptford Decades on Vimeo.

It's only had a few plays so far, but I think it deserves many more, it's a lovely little bit of social history that even features a neighbour of mine.


vesper said...

Nobody like me, who uses computers in Bexley Libraries, can access this video, or anything on Vimeo :



The page you tried to access is classified as: Open Resource Sharing


This video is perfect for challenging the draconian censorship by Bexley Council of Vimeo, which presumably applies to other libraries, and schools right across London. NB I am allowed to access youtube.

Katharine A said...

Katharine here. Thanks for featuring our film. I'm intrigued, who is your neighbour?