Rutland Water Project - 8
Researching Rutland Registered Charity No 700273
Rutland Local History & Record Society
A major component of the project has been to talk to those people who lived in the area immediately before the reservoir was built, particularly those who were affected in some way by its coming. To do this we have trained a group of people to carry out oral history interviews and their recordings are being transcribed and indexed. An example of this is Edna Locke who lived at Beech Farm, Middle Hambleton until just before it was demolished for the reservoir. Her memories of living at the farm, and the trauma of having to leave it, are fundamental to the project.
Edna Locke