‘We Didn’t Take Any Fault’: life in a North Yorkshire Village in WW2

Vivienne Rivis

Yorkshire & Humber
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Paid: £40 + travel
30th September 2019
1940S | Agriculture | Ww2 | Evacuees

Do you remember the war? Do you know what happened in your own community in 1939-45? This talk is based on two projects linking the interest and enthusiasm of primary school children with the experiences and memories of older residents of WW2. Using material gleaned from oral history interviews, official documents held by The National Archives and local sources including school logbooks, we recreate what it felt like to be a local child or an evacuee in the war years. Illustrated with archive photos and sound recordings.

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About Vivienne Rivis

I’m a local historian with a special interest in helping individuals and groups to use everyday sources to create their own community histories.

I hold the Oxford Advanced Diploma in Local History, as well as an M. Ed in Adult Continuing Education (Hull). I’ve worked in every sector of education, latterly as a senior officer in national development agencies in adult, further and higher education.

With enough notice my talks can be tailored to your local area or group, so please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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