East Boldre Oral Histories (EBOH)


East Boldre Oral History project – EBOH has gathered and collated memories and social history from residents of the parish of East Boldre, who were born and brought up in the village. This research explores how the village has changed, from its origin as a squatter’s settlement to the present day.






Project aims:

  • Record memories and tales of an East Boldre as it was,
  • Install a sense of community and pride – giving a voice to the families who have lived there for generations who feel marginalised by fast changing community,
  • capture memories before they are lost,
  • re-install a sense of community that once existed, help people who move/stay in East Boldre recognise its history and character,
  • encourage people share time together to talk about heritage,
  • celebrate Gypsy Traveller and Commoning heritage.


EBOH will record and transcribe memories from residents and create interpretation linking the village together forming a community thread.  Interpretation will be sited in the adopted BT kiosks in the village, as well as the School Fields Trust Hall and Village Hall. The interpretation will include QR codes which link to a sound cloud where audio recordings will be available.  A listening station will also be sited in the Village Hall, where people can put on earphones and listen to the oral history recordings.

Extracts from these interview recordings are now available to listen to on the projects EBOH SoundCloud site.



East Boldre Parish Council, PO BOX 389, SO41 1BG

Contact: Nicola Curzon

Phone: 07562 985631

Email: clerk.eastboldre@parish.hants.gov.uk