Oral History on The Waterfront

As part of its summer of ‘pilot’ activities associated with The Hold, Suffolk Record Office was outside (and inside!) the Waterfront Building on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July, to capture memories and modern-day impressions of Ipswich’s beautiful Waterfront.

SRO’s Bridget Hanley with artist, Valerie Irwin

For some lucky participants, our project partner ‘Chronicle Digital Storytelling’ created a digital story with images.

Participant Dorothy Flatman giving her interview

The fabulous resulting collection of digital stories can be heard here:


We also had some of the latest architectural drawings of The Hold on display, as well as a range of archives and images that prompted people’s memories: