A People’s History


A People’s Local History

I thought it would be a great thing to try and stimulate a collective writing of a People’s History: a textual tapestry of life, work and landscape around Stroud, the Five Valleys and the county in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries (and then eventually the 21st.)




If you are interested in contributing, all I ask is that you might use your imagination and whatever historical knowledge you might have (might be family history) to write a few sentences or so about jobs, or work, or landscape, or industry, or farming, or the home and email me. You can, of course, write more if you wish.


We will then meld everything together into a sort of textual tapestry: a collective work: a People’s History.


Deadline for contributions: May 31st.


Here are 3 links that might help: First look at the inspiration for this idea at http://radicalstroud.co.uk/workshop-of-the-world/


Then a bit of relevant local history at http://radicalstroud.co.uk/an-a-to-z-of-the-jobs-of-those-transported-from-gloucestershire/


Then if you wanted to look at a quick guide for some ideas for writing: http://radicalstroud.co.uk/creative-writing-guide/



You can find my email address at http://radicalstroud.co.uk/about-us/