How I became involved with the 'Our Oxhey website'.

A volunteers story

By Sue Waller

Recording my own history

I became involved after I was asked to write a piece about my early years at school on the estate for a book that was being written about the South Oxhey Estate.

As I had moved onto the estate in 1948  and had gone to school here, worked here, married locally and after the birth of my children, worked for a further 31 years as Bursar /Secretary in a local Primary School,  I have quite a lot of local knowledge and I still live on the estate.

Once I started writing it went to several pages.  I forwarded it to the editor of the book and it was suggested that I contacted the Library to add some of it to the new website which was ‘under construction’.

Meeting members of the Our Oxhey group

I made inquiries at the Library and was invited to a meeting which I did not realise at the time was  ‘hands on Editors training’. I really did not think that I would enjoy this but everyone was welcoming and learning about the site interesting and I have now been involved  since 2011.  I have also added some of my memories of the estate from 1948 – 2017, I am also passing the word around about the website to others in the area and further afield who have  connections with  the estate.

This page was added on 18/03/2011.

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