Help us capture memories of historic conservation area

Published Thursday, 8th August 2019

Volunteers are being sought to help with a project that involves recording people's memories of the historic Church Street Conservation Area.

The Oral History Project is part of the wider Church Street Revival Project which aims to raise awareness of the conservation area’s rich heritage and improve the quality of its built environment.

People can get involved in the Oral History Project in two ways:

  • They can agree to be recorded talking about their own memories of Church Street, Church Square and the surrounding area.
  • They can help to archive other people’s memories by recording and transcribing conversations.
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A half-day training session for volunteers who want to get involved by recording and transcribing conversations will take place from 1pm on Thursday August 15th at The BIS in Whitby Street. Places are limited so they must be booked in advance.

People wishing to attend the training session - or others who just want to share their memories  - should contact Fiona Riley, Townscape Heritage Project Officer with Hartlepool Borough Council, on (01429) 523532.

Further information about the Church Street Revival Project which is supported financially by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is available at