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Somerset Voices: A Celebration of Memories Hardcover – 1 Sep 2010
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About the Author
ANN HEELEY MBE, LOUISE CLAPPAND LIZ
SNELGROVE are all Friends of the Somerset
Rural Life Museum and have been working
together for the last five years, initially on a
book featuringVictorian photographs taken by
the Revd John Derrick called `In a Good Light:
Holidays inVictorian Somerset with a Camera'.
This was published in 2006.
Ann Heeley MBE, a farmer's daughter
from Cheshire, and a founder member of the
Friends, has been actively recording Somerset
people since 1979. Over the years she met
many interesting and kind people who have so
willingly helped with this project. The Oral
Collection now totals over 600 recordings.
In 2010 Ann was awarded an MBE for her
contribution to the Somerset Oral Archive.
Louise Clapp joined the Friends in 1982
and was a founder member of the Research
Group. She has been involved in many
research projects culminating in exhibitions,
publications and teachers packs which aim to
enhance the educational value of school visits
to the museum.
Liz Snelgrove, undertook a certificate in
archaeology at Bristol University which led to
her being involved with a group researching
and publishing local history. Liz joined the
Friends in 2005 and has found the work with
the oral recordings fascinating with hearing the
many personal memories of Somerset people.
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