Radley during Covid – a new oral history project

Our latest oral history project aims to capture the memories of Radley people about the effect of Covid from spring 2020 to December 2021. We want to record these memories for the sake of future generations while they’re still fresh in people’s minds.

Because of Covid, we’ve not been able to make new recordings for some time, so we’re very excited to begin a new series. The Oral History Group has drawn up a framework of questions to ask and will be interviewing people who either live or work in Radley, or are involved with the Radley community about their experiences during Covid.

We’ve identified various categories of people to interview, ranging from those involved in key village institutions (church, shop, etc) and community organisations, those who run a business, were working from home, retired people, professionals such as doctors and nurses, to those looking after children or caring for someone. The information given by interviewees, who may well fit into more than one of our categories, will be used to produce a picture of the impact of Covid on the village as a whole.

For details of the Club’s existing series of recordings see the oral history pages of the website.