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Oral History workshops for Carpenters Road Lock


Reference: OPP0004450

Activities: Customer service, Marketing and promotions, Practical

Starts: Anytime

Closing Date: 25 August 2016

Carpenters Road Lock, Old River Lee, London

Do you have an interest in heritage and enjoy meeting new people?

Be part of telling the story of Carpenters Road Lock, which is being restored with funding from Canal & River Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, London Legacy Development Corporation and Inland Waterways Association.

The lock, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is significant from an engineering point of view, as it had the only ‘double radial lock gates’ in the country, with a rich industrial history and many individual stories to be told. Start your journey to becoming an oral history expert with free workshops on:
• Conducting interviews
• Recording oral histories
• Leading walks
These workshops are open to anyone and being delivered by Eastside Community Heritage, and will be held on the 8th, 9th and 10th September 2016 from 10.30am - 3.30pm at 1 Stratford Place E20. One additional workshop will be held on site at Carpenters Road Lock on the 15th October.

Numbers are limited and booking is essential.


You will have a chance to meet new people and learn from experts in their field, whilst helping to shape the story of Carpenters Road Lock for future generations.

Skills required

You are not required to have any previous experience in this area. We just welcome a passion for heritage and desire to learn new skills in recording oral history.

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