The Interviewees

A team of volunteers were recruited at the start of the project and with great support from the University of Hertfordshire, oral history training was delivered in April 2017. Once trained the volunteers conducted over 70 interviews with past players, beneficiaries of the Trust’s projects as well as past and present employees of the Trust. All of the interviews were transcribed and proved extremely valuable not only for the commemorative book but also for the museum exhibition and new website. The project has given Watford FC a comprehensive history of its community outreach work as well as capturing its rich heritage in this area. A database of memories has been built up which will prove invaluable as a research resource for future use.