Oral Histories Gain Momentum

Oral Histories Gain Momentum

14th December 2017

An important part of the project is to gather oral histories from a wide range of people who have been connected to the circuit. The purpose of oral histories is to record a living history as well as an opportunity for those people who have been ‘hidden from history’ to have their voice heard. We hope to bring to life the incredible stories of the people who have worked at Silverstone when it was a RAF training base, a farm, a circuit, as well as the recollections from the local communities who might want to share their memories of living alongside it.

The oral history project has gained momentum and recent interviews include RAF personnel based here during WW2, local peoples’ memories of racing at the circuit from 1948 onwards, track personnel (former and current) and women racing drivers. Stowe School are also supporting the project by contacting the Old Stoics to gain their histories of the early racing circuit. These interviews are providing valuable first person insight to Silverstone’s rich heritage.

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