The Handmade Heritage project aims to capture the stories and memories of local people, and to ensure they are preserved for future generations.
The interviews were conducted by volunteers. The poignant and detailed recordings will form part of the Council’s heritage archive and the vision is to continue reaching out to the local community, to unearth more fascinating stories in the future.
Oral History recordings
Click on the dropdown lists below to hear the stories from the interviewees.
Eve Durtnall describes her voluntary work at Leavesden and the photographs that she took during her time there.
Professor Stan Ioannides
Professor Stan Ioannides discusses his experiences of working as a Clinical Teacher at Leavesden Hospital in the 1960s.
Betty Lambert, now 91, relives her experiences of working in Leavesden Aerodrome during WWII.
Richard Riding discusses his passion for the Aerodrome that began as a young child, when his father would take him to see his place of work.