PARTICIPATIVE COMMUNITY HISTORY
These have taken place in
Nottingham. They are relevant for communities in many places
Elliott Durham and St Anns: the Comprehensive School on the hill
in inner-city Nottingham. . This
School opened in 1966 with pupils from three schools which were
closing in the area, due to redevelopment. Like many comprehensive
schools, Elliott Durham had no recorded history of the school before
participative work on this book started.
Care Group, the story of over
thirty years of an independent day care centre for elders in
inner-city Radford: told by elders, staff and volunteers .
St Ann’s Nottingham: inner-city voices
by Ruth I Johns. Second Edition . A few First Edition 
copies still available. See Order Form. This is the history of an
inner-city district over most of the 20th Century including
the years in the mid 1960s/early 1970s when 340 acres were bulldozed
and 30,000 people compulsorily uprooted. The Second Edition includes a
foreword by Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy at the London
School of Economics and Political Science.
Nottingham’s Family First 1965-2005:
forty years’ practical work with local people overcoming
difficulties by Ruth I Johns founder
of Family First [Published by Family First Limited 2006. Distributed
by Plowright Press. ISBN 0955094801]
My History of Community Activity is a continuing project available to anyone over 'retirement' age who lives in the UK, or who has ever lived in the UK.
Details of this project can be found on www.ruthsarchive.co.uk on the My History of Community Activity page.