Rev Tom Wilson talks about The St James' Community Heritage Project

Tom interviewed by Ian Coe at Barton Cultural Fayre 2014

Tom talks about the inspiration behind and aims of the St James' Community Heritage Project

Photo:Tom at Barton Cultural Fayre 2014

Tom at Barton Cultural Fayre 2014

Tom, as vicar of St James, talks about the Project's inspiration and objectives

By Paul Evans

Tom came to the living of St James and Christchurch two years ago, having most recently before then been vicar in Toxteth in Liverpool.  He has been active in the community since his arrival, for example by supporting the students at St James school, and by sitting on the Barton and Tredworth Community First Panel.  Ably supported by Huw Thomas, the project Coordinator, Tom leads the St James' project, which aims over the course of the next 10 months to record and preserve unique reminiscences of people who interact with the Church or the School, or who have memories of living or working in Barton and Tredworth to share.

If you'd like to know more about the project, you can hear Tom discussing it on GFM's Community Link show on Tuesday 16th September by accessing this link:  Choose the Community Link show for the 16th and the interview appears between 17:20 and 32:00 on the counter.

In a similar vein, on this page you can hear an interview with Tom recorded by Ian Coe for Ian's Forest Weekly show, which is broadcast online at from 5 to 7 pm on Fridays.  This was recorded during the Barton Cultural Fayre on Saturday 16 August.  The photo shows Tom in Victorian costume at the Fayre.

If you'd be interested in contributing memories to the project, or finding out more about it, then please email, or add a comment to this page. 

This page was added by Paul Evans on 18/09/2014.