Highbridge Podcast

Artist Mell Turford is collecting stories of the history of Highbridge by speaking to members of the community. Through a series of conversations with groups in local venues such as St John’s Church and Highbridge Community Hub, and at events including the Highbridge Arts Festival, Mell will gather the history of the town through first hand accounts, poems and stories of the area. These stories will be compiled into 10 podcast episodes which are available to listen here .

The idea behind the project is to use a podcast as a way of collecting together an oral time capsule, both of past and current Highbridge. The podcast will be a resource for future generations to learn about the history of the town, a great way to capture the voices of every generation in Highbridge and perhaps even useful for those interested in looking into their genealogy.

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Episode 2: Nornen Project & Seed Sedgemoor

Episode 3: Our Highbridge

Episode 4: The Highbridge Festival

Episode 5: John Strickland, local historian

Episode 6: Somerset Youth Theatre

Episode 7: Larry Bennett talks about Portishead Radio

Get involved

There is plenty of opportunity to get involved. If you, a family member, friend or neighbour have a story to tell, Mell wants to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing highbridgepodcast@gmail.com to have an informal chat with Mell and share your story with Highbridge.

For more information, follow on social media:


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highbridge.podcast/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/highbridgepodcast

or Sign up to our mailing list to receive the link via our ebulletins. For more information, email Mell at highbridgepodcast@gmail.com

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