Oral History

Hertford Oral History Group was founded in 1990 with the intention of preserving the memories of Hertford residents, with the support of Hertford Museum, Hertford Civic Society and Hertford & Ware Local History Society. Since then over 400 people have been recorded and a proportion of them transcribed by volunteers, providing a priceless record of Hertford’s past in the words and voices of those who experienced it. In addition, the museum actively records individuals connected with local events, industries, businesses and communities in Hertford and over 30 surrounding villages.

The Hertford Oral History Group

Hertford Museum houses the collection of the Hertford Oral History Group, who began recording the memories of local residents in 1991. If you would like to know more about the Hertford Oral History Group, you can contact them though the Museum.

Hertford Museum’s Oral History Archive

Hertford Museum has a collection of over 100 Oral History recordings, made by the museum over the last twenty years. The collection covers topics such as music, churches, pubs, local industry and rural life as well as everyday experiences and insight. Please get in touch here with enquiries.


An alphabetical list of the transcripts held by the Hertford Oral History Group.

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