In 2018 The Pilsdon Community celebrated it’s 60th year. With the help of a grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund we started work on a project to capture an oral history of the community.
Having recorded over 60 hours of conversations and interviews with over 40 past wardens, members, volunteers, trustees, guests and wayfarers, we used the Anniversary as a time to tell Pilsdon’s 60 year history: through a meditative walk using quotations from the interviews, with an exhibition in the Memory Shed, and through the development and performance of a play.
We are happy that so many people were able to come and participate in the activities of that day. We have put together a commemorative booklet which we hope captures the spirit of the occasion and honours the stories of the people who shared their Pilsdon experiences with us through the project. You can download it here. If you would like a hard copy of the booklet please get in touch with us.