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Songs and dialogue associated with the Band of Hope and their visits to Kingley Vale. Starting from Emsworth Square, the children went on horse drawn brakes (four wheels) each pulled by two horses. The break called Violet was the most popular. A…

Angel Radio interview with Mike Lillywhite at the Emsworth Museum during the Lillywhites Garage 60th Anniversary exhibition.

Paul’s talk covers the period from the garage’s establishment to the present day when it is now under the joint ownership of Paul and Mike Lillywhite. This recording was made shortly after an exhibition was held at the garage and he talks about some…

Mrs Ponsonby talks about her relations who were involved in WW1, fighting on the Somme and in the Battle of Jutland. This video was created to form part of the Museum’s exhibition on its commemoration of the Battle of Jutland.

At the age of 14 Audrey and her parents were on their way by ship to England from Capetown, South Africa, when they were torpedoed in the Indian Ocean by a German submarine. Mrs Tiller talks about their journey via a stay in a prison camp on their…

Marlene was the daughter of the Manager of Corbins’ Shoe Shop in The Square. He and the family were transferred by his company to Emsworth when she was about 6 years old, and she is now married to a local builder. She worked initially at the…

Helen describes how she came to be St James’ organist and how over the years church services and the style of worship has changed. She also comments on the changing dress code now acceptable in church and tells of some amusing incidents which…

Mike Rogers describes the freedom young schoolchildren had to roam around the area close to Brook Meadow and the Rookery in the Hermitage area and how the town has gradually built up over the years.. He tells of his early years in various jobs and…

Tim Gudgin talks about how he joined the BBC broadcasting service and programmes he was associated with
Mr Gudgin’s voice will be well-known to many BBC listeners as he read out the football results over the airwaves on Saturday evenings for many…

Mrs Jacobs was the first person to be awarded the Queen’s gold medal for passing all the tasks required to obtain a full set of badges for a Girl Guide. Mrs Pinhorn, who ultimately became a Superintendent of the local girl guides group, was also…

Cathy and Rosemary go over their years at the school with memories of some of the staff. They then describe attending Aunty Pat’s Dancing School, the medals they achieved for dancing, and some of the local shows and productions they participated in.

George Wrightson & John Saunders: Reminiscences - the Boys Club in Emsworth 1950s.....1978. Mr Saunders was the Treasurer; much support from local people - many mentioned.

Oral tape - History and worship at St. Nicholas' church, Thorney Island by Mr. Victor King on 26th June 2007

Oral tape - An Emsworthian speaks of his love of boats and carpentry by Mr. Bryan Wingham on 7th Feb 2007

Childhood, exploring shoreline, also locksmith and assisted bailiffs

Mr. John Voysey: Experiences of an Emsworth engineer (Voytool Engineering) and model railway enthusiast Assisted with the repair of St. James Church bell. 22nd Nov 2006.

Oral tape - Times past and present by a devoted Emsworthian from 1948 - John Lemm on 13.6.2006 .

Schooldays and fun along the shore around boatyards, apprentiship in electrical engineering and later career with BT

Oral tape - recollections of life and times at Bosham and nearby from 1935 by Herbert Chalk on 7.6.2006

Schooldays/sports, wartime memories & career in welding. Played drums in dance band

Oral tape recording by Edward Mappley - Childhood memories, Prinstead resident in childhood. Remembers Foster's boatyard, the "ECHO" and its design. Navel career. Sailed on "SCEPTRE" , America's Cup Challenger 1958

Growing up in Emsworth during WWII and later recollections - 12.10.2005. Sailed on Col J.J. Astors's motor yatch. Sub-aqua spear fishing

Oral tape recording by Roz Savage - Trans-Atlantic Rowing Race (2005) Conversation in Sept at Dolphin Quay reagrding Roz's particiipation in the Atlantic Rowing Race Nov 2005 Boat being fitted out here.
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