September 25, 2018

We have been gathering interviews now for 6 months and have managed to record almost 40 people's experiences of life at the Pilsdon Community over the last 60 years. 

We have interviewed a variety of people who have lived here as guests, some who have volunteered, forme...

June 26, 2018

It has been a busy few months of gathering: we have undertaken 26 in-depth interviews so far, and we have been receiving additional written reminiscences and photographs through the post. This has been an amazing opportunity to capture and preserve some of the history...

April 17, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have made a grant of £10,000 so that we can undertake this important research project. Many thanks to them, and to all the National Lottery players, who have made this possible. We look forward to working...

January 13, 2018

8 volunteers are wanted to conduct oral history interviews, and summarise the results. We intend to record and process 32 interviews by summer 2018. Each of the selected volunteers will be expected to undertake around 4 in-depth interviews from February to June. Interv...

January 9, 2018

Our Memory Shed is now open and ready to receive your stories! In true Pilsdon style the shed has been re-purposed from its previous life as a beach-hut/exhibition space/farm-yard trailer and is on loan to us from our neighbours Nick and Georgina for the duration of th...

September 26, 2017

Inspired by the Little Gidding community established by Nicholas Ferrar in 1626, Percy and Gaynor Smith bought Pilsdon Manor in 1958 in order to offer a place of hospitality and safety for individuals in crisis. Members and volunteers have worked ever since to help cre...

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