The Roots Diary
We had a wonderful time at The Roots exhibition – the gorgeous aloe artwork by Walworth Academy students was on display, our collected oral histories were shown, booklets on the project were given out – and there was plenty of sarsaparilla, of course!. Take a look at our lovely photographs from exhibition, and have a...
Our final interview comes from the current manager of Baldwins, Steve Dagnell. Steve recalls growing up with the shop, working there with his father and how the business has changed over the years. A fascinating listen! Thank you Steve and interviewer Irene Payne for this great interview. And thank you to everyone who has taken...
In our penultimate interview the wonderful Cynthia Smith shares her memories of the Jamaican herbs and remedies of her childhood. Thank you Cynthia and interviewer Michael Holland for this interview.
In this short and sweet interview Anne Critchley talks about her use of Bach flower remedies. To hear about Anne’s memories of Baldwins, click here. Thank you to Anne and interviewer Bibi Saffina Zafar for this lovely listen.
In these two new oral histories Lorna Lucas recalls her time growing up in Jamaica and the “bush” remedies which she used there…. and later discovered again in Baldwin’s! Bush Remedies Discovering Baldwins Thank you to Lorna and interviewer Andrea Sinclair for this lovely listen!
Jane Castro has worked for Baldwin’s for the past 33 years. In this interview she shares some of her memories of the shop and how it has changed (and stayed the same!) over the years. Thank you to Jane and interviewer Andrea Sinclair for this great interview.
Pearl Burton looks back over her use of ‘bush’ remedies in Jamaica and how she found them in Baldwin’s. Thank you to Pearl and interviewer Julia Honess for a great listen!
Tony Taitte shares his memories of Baldwins and knowledge of herbal remedies in another great interview! Thank you Tony and interviewer Sandra Hesketh for a lovely interview.
Our next oral history comes from the wonderful Rose Stowe who shares her memories of visiting Baldwins through the years. Thank you to Rose and interviewer Ian Adams for another great listen!
Join us on November 9th for an afternoon celebrating the work of The Roots project and those who have taken part. Come and view beautiful artwork by students of Walworth Academy, listen to our fascinating collection of sound recordings and take away a copy of our project booklet documenting the fascinating history of G Baldwin...
Students from Walworth Academy share their thoughts on herbal remedies, Baldwins and their art project with The Roots in this series of interviews. A lovely collection of views and voices! Thank you to all the students from Walworth who have been involved in The Roots. Find out more about their contributions here and here.
We have another oral history to share with you as Brian Frampton recalls growing up in Walworth in the 50s (and his memories of Baldwins too, of course!). A great listen. Thank you to Brian Frampton and interviewer Kitty Corish for a lovely interview.