Forty Years On is an archive, oral history and theatre project run in partnership by Vivacity and Eastern Angles Theatre Company. It explores the development of Peterborough from the 1960s to the present day, using original archive and oral history materials.
The Forty Years On education resource was created by Toby Wood and Richard Hunt in 2013. It is designed for use at Key Stages 2 and 3. As it is optimised for use on touchscreen and mobile devices, but works equally well on desktop or laptop machines, or interactive whiteboards.
The education resource is modular in its approach and teachers may like to use some or all of the elements. There are four key areas: People, Places, Work and Living. Within each of these main areas are ten individual pages. Each page has a mixture of facts with original sources to back them up, photographs from the archives, oral history clips, quiz questions and ideas for further thinking and other activities.
If you have used this resource with your class we would be delighted to hear from you and also to hear of any suggestions for how it might be improved in the future. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All text is copyright Vivacity Peterborough Culture and Leisure Trust.
Unless specifically stated all images are copyright the Homes and Communities Agency and reproduction is expressly forbidden without permission.
To reuse any of the images on the site please contact Peterborough Local Studies and Archives at email@example.com.
With thanks to Toby Wood for the content and the Forty Years On volunteers for assisting with the oral history interviews, in particular Mark Sacre for his work editing oral histories and proof reading the site.