After spending over a year researching, writing and recording, members of the CEDA activity hub are celebrating as their hard work makes it online for all to enjoy.
Thanks to the generous support of the Heritage lottery fund the Exeter based disability charity has been working with its members learning all about the history of our great city. With this information the group have produced a collection of podcasts that can be downloaded from a special project website. The first podcast themed around shopping in the city is online now and further editions will be released between now and Christmas. Future podcasts include Exeter during the wars, sports in Exeter and Entertainment in the city.
CEDA have been busy capturing the oral memories of the residents of Exeter and they feature in all the podcasts, creating an informative and different way of presenting the history and heritage of Exeter.
Commenting on the project, Craig Bowden from the CEDA Activity Hub said:
"This project was so popular we had to extend the initial timeframe and instead of producing three podcasts we produced nine. The memories and feelings we got to hear were inspirational and its really nice to be able to preserve these for future generations "
Giving their feedback on the project, CEDA member Rona, said: “I found it interesting taking part in the project, I didn’t know Exeter had so much history because when you see it everyday it all blends together. I have lived here all my life and I feel I have learnt so much.”
Local residents are still invited to submit their own memories of Exeter for inclusion in future podcasts, please visit the website to find out more and listen to the podcasts, www.exeterheritageproject.co.uk.