Their Finest Hour – digital history project

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      We have received this correspondence. You might be interested in supplying some memories of your own:

      “Their Finest Hour is a digital preservation project run by the University of Oxford, and supported by volunteers around the country, which aims to collate as many World War Two stories and artefacts as possible from across the UK. The project is running a series of Digital Collection Days across the UK, where members of the public can bring war-related memories, photographs, diaries, and any other remnants of the War to be recorded and uploaded to a free-to-access online archive. As these stories are fast fading from living memory, it is vital that they – and the wartime objects that often accompany them – are preserved for future generations. 

      My name is Eden Swimer, I’m a student intern working for the University of Edinburgh to deliver a Digital Collection Day in Edinburgh. I wanted to reach out and ask if you would be able to help spread the word about our event, in the hope that your members might be interested in attending and being interviewed about WW2 stories (first-hand or passed down) or bringing along WW2-related objects for photographing. We are planning on holding the Collection Day on the 25th of November, in the University’s historic Rainy Hall in New College (next to the Castle). Once we have the date and venue confirmed we will be sending out further information and publicity materials.


      You can find out more about Their Finest Hour on the project website here . Please don’t hesitate to contact me for further information.  

      Looking forward to hearing from you.

      Best wishes,



      Eden Swimer

      Their Finest Hour Project Intern

      Learning Teaching and Web Services 

      University of Edinburgh 


      Working hours: I work 7 hours per week.

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