There were over 50 Journeys to Cheshire interviews for the project from many members of the BME communities across Cheshire.
We were fortunate that we were able to record members from a wide variety of different BME communities. In addition, we were able to record the memories of a wide cross-section of age groups within the Cheshire BME communities and to record the memories of people who arrived in Cheshire in every decade from the 1940’s right up to 2011.
We conducted Journeys to Cheshire interviews with residents from all four local authorities (Warrington, Halton, Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East) and we interviewed residents with roots in the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, The Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Guyana, Jamaica, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Russia, Poland, Serbia, Spain and France. The youngest person we recorded was 17 years old and the oldest was 93.
If you decide to visit Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Centre in Chester then you will be able to listen to the entire Journeys to Cheshire interviews, read the entire transcripts and see any of the pictures/documents that people kindly donated to us. Below is an example of one of the interviews we conducted so that you can see how they will be stored and what to expect when you go to see/hear/read them!
Zdzisław Łabedz Short Clip from the Beginning
Zdzisław Łabedz Transcript
Zdzisław Łabedz Photos