Oral history is the history told to others and recorded during one’s lifetime.
Parents and grandparents will frequently relate how life used to be to their children and this information can be passed down through generations by word of mouth.
Researchers will seek out the oral history of people in order to ensure that the memories of a long gone working life; war-time experience; school-days; or life in the “good old days”, may be recorded for posterity.
Recently stories of times past have been recorded or written and can be made accessible in the form of radio broadcasts, leaflets or books.
Following a talk, and his subsequent coach tour of the parish, Robin Skerratt was persuaded to write down his story. This living memory of Wychbold before the Motorway was published in 2000 and is available to purchase.