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100-year story of Westland through oral histories

The 100-years story of Westland is being told through a series of recorded oral histories with people who worked at the Yeovil factory on a new website.
 
The website – Westland100.org.uk - features the voices of more than 30 former Westland employees and is the result of an 18-month project to build a spoken archive of aircraft manufacturing in Yeovil 1915 to 2015.
 
A film about the World Helicopter Speed Record set by a Westland built Lynx (G-LYNX) 11th August 1986 called Westland ONE can also be watched on the site.
 
The project – Yeovil’s Magnificent Flying Machines – provided students studying media at Yeovil College with skills training in editing and storytelling and members of the Westland Retirement Association transcribed the oral histories.

Posted on: Sunday, 21st January 2018
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