Exhibition: Francis Brett Young - Poet, Novelist, Soldier

Frequently writing about the history of the English midlands and the Welsh borderlands, Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was particularly interested in the Elan Valley and Birmingham’s Welsh Water scheme -  a topic to which he regularly returned in his novels. The most famous of these, The House Under the Water, first published in 1932 has been dramatised for both BBC radio and television, produced as a talking book and translated into Finnish, German and Spanish.

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Elan Links Volunteer - Oral History Transcriptions

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Oral histories are a vital part of this project as we need to capture the stories and memories of people who live, work and visit this unique place.  We want to make these stories as accessible as possible so would like to have a hard copy of what was said as well as the recording.

We need someone who can type (not fast but accurately) to type up Oral History recordings to create an accurate record of what was said during interviews.

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Elan Links: Archive Project Volunteer

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The Elan Links Archive Project aims to protect, record and celebrate Elan’s cultural heritage material which includes documents, memories, pictures and artefacts.  

A volunteer is required to assist the archivist in recording information onto the archive database. The majority of work will take place at CARAD in Rhayader and the Elan Valley Estate Office, however, some additional onsite work may be necessary.

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Elan Links Volunteer - Oral History Recording

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Oral histories are a vital part of the Elan Links project; they are full of local social and historic interest AND you get to meet some fascinating people.  We need to capture the stories and memories of people who love this unique place whether they live or work here, have a family connection or are just visiting.  In order to do this, we need help recording. 

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Elan Links Volunteer : Cultural Heritage Office Help

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My job is to collect, record and make the stories of the people of Elan Valley accessible – and there are soooo many of them.  I need help in the office to arrange appointments, do research, organise meetings, exhibitions and events, and generally assist me in celebrating this very special place.

I need someone who can use a laptop, can type (not necessarily fast but accurately) and is happy to talk to people both on the phone and face to face.

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