Project Partners

We are very grateful to the following individuals, schools and organisations who have helped us throughout the project: 

  • Thanks to Refugee Support Group Devon-Exeter Cathedral-Exeter Community Centre-Devon and Exeter Institution-Police Museum-Respect Festival
  • Ruth Gidley, Rob Mackenzie and many of their colleagues at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) have provided wonderful help at many points, milestones being the research skills training sessions and the Storytelling Evening in March 2013.
  • The Exeter City Redcoats have been invaluable in helping us work out how to design and manage a Guided Tour. Special thanks to Dave Adcock, Peter Baker and Mike Richards.
  • Councillor Ian Martin has been a strong friend and ally throughout.
  • Dave Wright and colleagues at the Devon Hate Crime Task Force kindly sponsored our website launch.
  • Staff and students at St James School have thrown themselves into the project with gusto, especial thanks are due to Helen Stephenson.  
  • Philippa Steadman at St Leonard's School for giving us the opportunity to have a brilliant day  in June 2013 with pupils from all year groups who tried out our Schools Activities as part of celebrating Heritage Week.
  • History teacher Joe Hall at Honiton Community College has been very helpful in developing our schools resources, as has Jamie Byrom.
  • Staff at Exeter University have helped in many ways. In particular we'd like to thank Dr Nicola Thomas in the Geography department and Professor Andrew Thompson in History, and Rebecca Michel at INTO.
  • Dr Marika Sherwood gave useful input at the early stages, and chaired a special event at the Global Centre on April 30th 2013 entitled World War II: Some Hidden Histories, this special evening explored contributions of Black forces and Commonwealth countries in the War.
  • The Devon Record Office were extremely helpful in developing the project, training us in research methods, and in making their fantastic records available. Big thanks to Brian Carpenter and Irene Andrews.
  • Marilyn and Paul Tucker of Wren Trust gave great advice on Oral History, and trained us all in interviews.  
  • David Heathfield Story-Teller trained us in story-telling, and compered the Story-telling evening at the RAMM on 16th March 2013.
  • Viv Calderbank Designer who took up the challenge of creating a visual identity for the project and designed the Self-Guided tour leaflet
  • Lorna Turner at the Fruit Tree for her advice at the beginning of the project
  • Tat Ruck and Devon Grapevine for their support and help in spreading the word!
  • Photographers Clive Chilvers, Mike Alsford, Alex Michel-Bowman, Mona Abou Bakr Hassan, Crystal Carter
  • Film-makers Julian Kemp and Damo Cross at Colourburn
  • Pete Goff at Cosmic Ethical IT
  • Lucy Mackeith for our training 'Introduction to Black History' at the beginning, ongoing support for project and volunteers, and sharing her knowledge of Black History with us.
  • Sandhya Dave for all the energy and vision she has brought to the project, provision of support and training to Volunteers and passion for Story-Telling.
  • Viv Horton DDE Trustee for her wisdom and being such a wonderful 'sounding board' for the project 
  • A big thank you to everyone DDE (Devon Development Education) the Global Centre for all their work in making this project happen especially Miranda Harvey, Rachel Hone, Dawn Eldridge, Wendy Milne, Rosie Clewlow, Adam Merrison.