Balmoral Show oral history project launched

Layers Of Meaning project research officer, Sarah Lorimer and project 
co-ordinator Olive Mercer would like to thank the RUAS chief executive, Colin McDonald, and his staff for their assistance and co-operation in helping to develop and launch the project at the Winter Fair at the new Kings Hall Pavilions in December.

Layers Of Meaning project research officer, Sarah Lorimer and project co-ordinator Olive Mercer would like to thank the RUAS chief executive, Colin McDonald, and his staff for their assistance and co-operation in helping to develop and launch the project at the Winter Fair at the new Kings Hall Pavilions in December.

AS the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society makes final preparations for the move to a new venue and the launch of the 2013 Balmoral Show at Balmoral Park, Maze, now seems to be an ideal time to consider recording the memories of many of those who have been associated with the show in the years prior to its move.

Queen Mary University of London is leading a major EU-funded Oral – History project on the Peace Process of which core components include the creation of a heritage interview archive, the delivery of oral history training, and supporting the development of local projects.

One of the three local projects awarded, offers an opportunity to record the life-time memories of some of those who have been associated with Balmoral Show during the last 40 years, detailing how Balmoral Show and the farming community have worked together to deliver a successful event year on year which engaged an excellent cross section of the community.

 

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