Oral History

History is everywhere, in every town and in every country. We have so many ways to record time past, but many neglect the ordinary person who may have the richest story of all.

Oral history provides us with a unique view of our history – a history of everyone, a living memory recorded which cannot be erased by time. It fills the gaps and allows memories of ethnic minorities, elderly and disabled to name but a few that history books may forget.

Through the Church Street memories project we have attempted to record some of your memories of Church Street so we can capture this vibrant area at time of so many changes

If you are interested in having your history recorded please contact Patricia or Georgina at

City of Westminster Archives Centre
10 St Ann's Street
Tel: 020-7641 5180


Below are some residents of Church Street who wanted to share their memories of the area.

Page link: Gemma Bruce Roberts
Gemma Bruce Roberts
Out and about in Church Street
Page link: Mary Shine
Mary Shine
Market trader remembers