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 available for all to listen to.

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

Episode 8: In this episode we meet Sharon and Paul the Team behind Highbridge Youth Arts offering opportunities for young people in Highbridge

Episode 9 Fay Burton talks about the book “Highbridge A Somerset Market town and its people” compiled 20 years ago by members of the Highbridge community

Episode 10 Chatting with Mark Cook AKA Cookie, the barber in Highbridge who’s past generations have been cutting hair for over one hundred years. The barbers that go back in time!

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.

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