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Digital:works Oral History Podcasts - Oral History interviews collected by trained volunteers are lovingly edited into radio documentary-style programmes and released in podcast format.

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Postman's Knock - Episode 1
Oct 15 2021
36 mins
Postman's Knock - Episode 1Postman's Knock - Episode 2Settlement Stories - Ep 1Settlement Stories - Ep 2Playing at the World's End - Ep 3Playing at the World's End - Ep 2Playing at the World's End - Ep 1Stall Stories - Tooting's Indoor MarketsStall Stories - Portobello Road MarketStall Stories - Leather Lane MarketStall Stories - Church Street MarketStall Stories - Brixton MarketStall Stories - North End Road MarketMartin Allen - Full InterviewPush Up Brentford! - Ep 7 - Theatre of Dreams
The 7th and final episode is called “Theatre of Dreams” and Griffin Park itself takes centre stage.Fans recall the days when the terraces were full, when the Royal Oak was in its heyday and when you needed to turn up early to guarantee you’d get into the ground. And then there were the relegation years when just a few thousand fans would turn up, rattling around the near empty ground, the die-hards who would recall the former glory days while hoping for better days to come.There’s talk of the ground itself, the dire toilets, the old fashioned floodlights and magic of the evening games as well as memories of proud moments on the terraces.Finally, fans talk about what the club and ground have meant to them over the years, their feelings about leaving Griffin Park and their hopes for the future of this wonderful club.Push Up Brentford is an oral history project set up to commemorate the last year the club will play at Griffin Park, their home for 116 years. We have interviewed fans, young and old, as well as players and managers to uncover their personal stories.We have created a fascinating living history of Brentford Football Club, starring the people who have made it such a special place over the years.The project is run by volunteers, many of them Brentford fans, and supported by Arts and Education charity, digital:works.The music was written and performed by Robb Johnson.The project was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by Brentford Football Club.Produced by digital:works: www.digital-works.co.uk/Listen to the full interviews and find out more about the project at www.pushupbrentford.org.uk/
Dec 22 2020
37 mins
Push Up Brentford! - Ep 6 - Mad DogPush Up Brentford! - Ep 5 - Sidelines & Bylines
Episode 5 is called ‘Sidelines and Bylines’ and talks to some of the people that have worked at the club.Huw Powell served his apprenticeship as a photo journalist with the Surrey Comet before going on to work for several local newspapers from the mid 1980s until 2015. He covered Brentford Football Club over those years, sitting on the touchline come rain or shine, developing friendships with players, and a love for the club.Jim Levack has worked as a journalist covering Brentford Football Club since the 1980s with the Middlesex Chronicle. He has had to report at times when some of the owners in the past did not necessarily have the club’s best interests at heart. We also talked to two former Brentford players about their time at the club. Alan Hawley played his first game as a professional in 1962 aged just 16. He left 12 years later after playing over 300 games.  Marcus Gayle joined the youth squad aged 14 and played his first game as an 18 year-old in 1988. He moved to play for Wimbledon in the Premiership in 1994 but returned to end his playing career with the Bees under Martin Allen. Marcus has returned to Brentford for a third time and is currently a Club Ambassador.Push Up Brentford is an oral history project set up to commemorate the last year the club will play at Griffin Park, their home for 116 years. We have interviewed fans, young and old, as well as players and managers to uncover their personal stories.We have created a fascinating living history of Brentford Football Club, starring the people who have made it such a special place over the years.The project is run by volunteers, many of them Brentford fans, and supported by Arts and Education charity, digital:works.The music was written and performed by Robb Johnson.The project was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by Brentford Football Club.Produced by digital:works: www.digital-works.co.uk/Listen to the full interviews and find out more about the project at www.pushupbrentford.org.uk/
Dec 7 2020
40 mins
Push Up Brentford! - Ep 4 - Ballots and Buckets
Episode 4 is called “Ballots and Buckets” and focuses on the many ways in which supporters have come together over the years to fight for their club.This episode starts with fans talking about the establishment of one of the first blind supporters schemes going back to the 1950s. Next, fans discuss the key battles that established Brentford as a community club with supporters groups who fought investors and scoundrels to keep it in West London.There are tales of times when the very existence of the club was in danger, as in 1967 when QPR attempted to take over and close the club down. Then there was the threat of a move to Woking and bankruptcy which galvanised supporters to establish campaigns to protect the club, to stand for local elections, and even to take direct ownership of the club for a time. It is perhaps this militancy, this willingness to stand up for their club, that makes Brentford FC what is it today.Push Up Brentford is an oral history project set up to commemorate the last year the club will play at Griffin Park, their home for 116 years. We have interviewed fans, young and old, as well as players and managers to uncover their personal stories.We have created a fascinating living history of Brentford Football Club, starring the people who have made it such a special place over the years.The project is run by volunteers, many of them Brentford fans, and supported by Arts and Education charity, digital:works.The music was written and performed by Robb Johnson.The project was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by Brentford Football Club.Produced by digital:works: www.digital-works.co.uk/Listen to the full interviews and find out more about the project at www.pushupbrentford.org.uk/
Nov 30 2020
38 mins
Push Up Brentford! - Ep 3 - Who Are Ya!Push Up Brentford! - Ep 2 - The Big Match