Kirsty Farrar

His audio was about Ray working in the Royal Arsenal and watching the new houses being built in Thamesmead.

Ray lived in Woolwich and so I included the Royal Arsenal Woolwich gate – in the hopes that he would have walked through this to get to work and will therefore recognise it. The buildings on the sides are sections of the stage 3 houses which he mentioned within his audio.

He also spoke about seeing mothers and grandmothers sitting in their front doorways chatting. I thought this was a really nice image which I wanted to include. Within my piece I included local newspaper clippings from the 1970’s to link in with the time which Ray speaks about.

Follow the link to see Ray’s story

This story can be seen here:
Working at the Royal Arsenal by Ray Fordham


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