Discover the South Dorset Ridgeway
An exhibition at Dorset County Museum in May and June 2011 celebrated the work of the South Dorset Ridgeway Heritage Project with Oral History recordings, photography and screenings of short films.
Using hand held audio equipment visitors to the exhibition were able to listen to clips from recordings made as part of oral history and audio trail projects. The memories shared provided an often humorous and sometimes moving insight into life and changes in the area through the 20th Century.
Sue Macpherson ARPS voiced her impressions of this special landscape through a collection of photographs taken during the previous year. Her atmospheric images shown alongside historic photographs set the scene for the exhibition.
Younger residents, members of thelive IT love IT film IT Group, also been expressed their notion of today’s landscape through moving image and some short films were screened alongside work by Jorn Ebner
If you were not able to visit the Ridgeway Voices Exhibition then why not listen to a few audio clips and view a few of the graphic panels for a flavour of the exhibition.
"It still gives me the thrill to go over the hill" - Growing up along the Ridgeway: from childhood to starting a family 845.66 Kb
Thrilling outings from June Tribe of Broadmayne Transcript of the recording 24.00 Kb
Audrey Edwards of Broadmayne recalls an early encounter with Thomas Hardy Transcript of the recording 24.00 Kb
"We had wonderful things going on in the village all the time" - Village life : Fun, fairs and community spirit 7.18 Mb
"They pinched my husband and left me with the lot ... that was the war effort" - Wartime Memories : The Second World War 419.35 Kb
Joyce Hammett of Broadmayne recalls her wartime at home Transcript of the recording 23.50 Kb
Mary Wells of Sutton Poyntz remembers war time service in the ATS Transcript of the recording 24.50 Kb
David Saunders of Sutton Poyntz recalls his family's first tractor Transcript of the recording 24.50 Kb
Jock Lane from Poxwell talks about changes on the land Transcript of the recording 24.00 Kb
Steve White talks about the history of the White Horse Transcript of the recording 30.00 Kb
John Gale of Bournemouth University sghares some of the secrets of the Ridgeway's Bronze Age round barrows Transcript of the recording 25.50 Kb
For a transcript of all the memories included in the exhibition download the audioguide 5.58 Mb