About the Project

Doreen - Portrait (B&W) SquareDOREEN’S DIARY:
The life of an indomitable woman in Warwickshire during World War II
Contact: info@doreensdiary.org.uk

The Doreen’s Diary project presents itself as an all encompassing opportunity for people within the village of Leek Wootton to celebrate the life of a previous resident and inspiring woman.

As a volunteer led project, it has a strong leaning towards the participation and development of people across gender, age and culture and we aim to:

  • Have Doreen’s Diary and related collection of papers fully catalogued and made available online… Read more
  • Transcribe Doreen’s Diary and key documents of the collection.  We will run a home-based transcription programme (thus alleviating the barriers of travel cost, physical access and time constraints)
  • Produce a book of Doreen’s Diary… Read more
  • Involve the older generation through an oral history activity (based in the village and immediate area)… Read more
  • Create a travelling exhibition visiting venues across the county and made available to organisations for public display… Read more
  • Involve visitors to the exhibition in a reminiscence book activity
  • Stage a range of talks and workshops within the project calendar
  • Produce learning packs for schools from the research on Doreen’s diary and the information gained from the oral history transcriptions

We are keen to ensure that the project includes aspects that enable us to expand our audience from the residents of the village to the whole of Warwickshire and beyond.

Doreen’s Diary: The life of an indomitable woman in Warwickshire during World War II
is a Leek Wootton History Group project in partnership with Warwickshire County Record Office
and supported by Heritage Lottery Fund
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