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Village Voices

Telling Our Story: Village Voices celebrates £3,500 Heritage Lottery Fund grant 

North East Lincolnshire Council's library service is one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) All Our Stories grant. This exciting project, Village Voices, in North East Lincolnshire and led by North East Lincolnshire Council library service, has been given £3,500.  The project aims to tell the story of the rural traditions, trades and dialects of northern Lincolnshire through the voices of the people who are keeping them alive. 

All Our Stories, a brand new small grant programme, launched earlier this year in support of BBC Two's The Great British Story - has been designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With HLF funding and support, community groups will carry out activities that help people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage.

The following sound clip is taken from the collection of recordings made during the project. The following clip is a sample of the discussions around changes in agriculture.

Bob Dale, Wold Newton

The following sound clip is a five minute excerpt of the documentry on village life. The full documentary is available for loan from Grimsby Central Library

Village Life