We've recently had confirmation of two new grants from local councils to help us continue our work.
First up is Bradford Council's Keighley Area Committee, who gave us a small grant of £255 to purchase a H5 Zoom Recorder
We can use this to record oral history testimony. It can record up to ten hours of sound and save it as a .wav file which are the recommended format for longevity of the archive copy.
The first person to be interviewed very soon, was just a little girl when she walked with her older brother up to the site of the Wellington Bomber which had crashed near Oakworth the day before on 2nd January 1944.
See our story of the crash and the crew members who died on that fateful day:
Our second grant is a larger one from Keighley Town Council, for £2900 which will enable us to purchase archive storage materials, a new set of display panels, two new sign written gazebos and a feather banner to promote our Women of Worth research, which is part of the overall Men of Worth Project run our some of our new members.
We will of course be posting when we've got the new equipment to bring you up to date and how we'll be using it. 2023 is shaping up to be a very good year!