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30th May 2014

Say hello to Daisy Payling

I’m a History PhD student working on activism in Sheffield in the 1970s and 1980s. My research looks at how activists in different organisations interacted with each other and with local government and how this fits within our wider understanding of left-wing politics in post-war Britain.

I got involved in My Route because I wanted to work on a project in Birmingham as I live here and it looks at such an interesting part of Birmingham’s history, really delving into the extraordinary ways that ordinary people’s lives have changed over the last half of the century.

I wanted to work with Sampad on this project because they bring history to people in a way that is unusual in my university background. I’m excited to be involved with that side of the project because I think people gain a lot from learning about their history and seeing their area and community as something worth talking about and celebrating. My role in My Route is to talk to people about their memories of Stratford Road and to collate the information for use in the exhibition. I’ve already heard some great stories! I will also be helping with community drop in sessions and look forward to meeting more people who want to preserve the vibrant history of Stratford Road.

Daisy Payling

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